About Scottsdale, AZ (Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates median real estate price is $1,006,714, which is more expensive than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in Arizona and 94.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates is currently $5,173, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in Arizona.

Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (12.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 29.3% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Real estate in the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

In addition, the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 100.0% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 85.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Arizona, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.0% of neighborhoods in AZ. If a Arizona retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 1.9% have Finnish ancestry.

Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood in Scottsdale are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 93.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 11.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood, 59.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.0%), and 6.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Spanish.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood in Scottsdale, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.5%), among others. In addition, 13.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (87.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (5.5%) and 5.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2020 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
Locked

Median Real Estate Taxes:
Locked ( effective rate)

Neighborhood Home Prices

blankimg

Rental Market

 

Average Market Rent:
/ per month

GROSS RENTAL YIELD:
Locked

MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT BY NUMBER OF BEDROOMS

blankimg
blankimg

Setting

 
blankimg

Neighborhood Look and Feel

blankimg

Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Scottsdale, AZ (Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates) HOMES

blankimg

TYPE OF Scottsdale, AZ (Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates) HOMES

blankimg

SIZE OF Scottsdale, AZ (Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates) HOMES

blankimg

SIZE OF Scottsdale, AZ (Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates) HOMES

blankimg

homeownership

 
blankimg

Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2022.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Lifestyle

 
blankimg

Special character

 
blankimg

Age / Marital Status

 

Gender Ratio

blankimg

Military & College Status

 
blankimg

Employment Industries in Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates

 
blankimg

Commute to work

 

Means Of Transport blankimg

Vehicles Per Household

blankimg

Migration & Mobility

 

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 

Diversity Index

(100 is the most diverse)


More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

blankimg

Occupations

 

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (top 20)

blankimg

Languages Spoken (top 20)

blankimg

Unemployment Rate

 
blankimg

Average Income

 

Per Capita Income

blankimg

Median Household Income

blankimg

Education

 

Percent with College Degree

blankimg

Percent with Advanced Degree

blankimg

Income & Education

 
blankimg

Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total
Number of Crimes
Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type

Murder
Index
Rape
Index
Robbery
Index
Assault
Index

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
LOCKED
LOCKED
5.03
National Median: 4
    Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates
    Scottsdale
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in

in Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates

1 in

in Scottsdale

1 in 199

in Arizona

Scottsdale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
Burglary
Index
Theft
Index
Motor Vehicle
Theft

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
LOCKED
LOCKED
23.12
National Median: 19
    Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates
    Scottsdale
    Arizona

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in

in Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates

1 in

in Scottsdale

1 in 43

in Arizona

Scottsdale Property CRIMES

Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

United States Property CRIMES

Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
LOCKED
LOCKED
26
National Median: 26.9
    Terravita / La Buena Vida Estates
    Scottsdale
    Arizona

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AZ* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Black Mountain Elementary School
33606 N 60 Th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
KG-06
Cactus Shadows High School
5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
08-12
Candeo North Scottsdale School
7191 E Ashler Hills Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
M-M
Evit Cactus Shadows High School
5802 E Dove Road
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
10-12
Foothills Academy School
7191 E Ashler Hills Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
KG-08
Foothills Academy Connected School
7191 E Ashler Hills Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
07-12
The Learning Center Developmental Preschool School
33016 N 60 Th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
PK-PK
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

CAVE CREEK UNIFIED DISTRICT (4244)


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Arizona

(10 is best)

Better than of AZ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures
Support Expenditures
Student
Staff
General Administration
School Administration
Operation
Transportation
Other
Total Support
Non-instructional Expenditures
Total Expenditures

comparable neighborhoods nearby