Scottsdale, AZ (Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa)




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About Scottsdale, AZ (Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa median real estate price is $997,118, which is more expensive than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in Arizona and 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa is currently $2,011, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.3% of the neighborhoods in Arizona.

Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa 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 Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 42.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (37.0%). 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 2.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood may actually hold the key. 83.7% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Arizona, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa 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 98.8% 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 highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 22.9% 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 99.7% 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.

Also, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa (26.8%) than in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One of the notable things about Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.5% of neighborhoods in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 42.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 48.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood has more Canadian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 1.7% have Croatian ancestry.

Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa 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 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood, 42.8% 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 31.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.5%), and 9.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood in Scottsdale, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.8%), and residents who report English roots (12.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.2%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.0%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (69.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (26.8%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

44 Vital Statistics. 10 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Crime
Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa 0.101011101001110
Scottsdale 0.101011101001110
Arizona 4.10

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Arizona 30.33

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Tortilla Flat / Horse Mesa 0.101011101001110
Scottsdale 0.101011101001110
Arizona 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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CAVE CREEK UNIFIED DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AZ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
The Learning Center Developmental Preschool School
33016 N 60th Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85266
PK-PK
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
5405 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive
Phoenix, AZ, 85085
KG-06
Lone Mountain Elementary School
5250 E. Montgomery Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ, 85331
KG-06
Desert Willow Elementary School
4322 E Desert Willow Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ, 85331
KG-06
Sonoran Trails Middle School
5555 East Pinnacle Vista Drive
Phoenix, AZ, 85085
07-08
Cactus Shadows High School
5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ, 85266
09-12
Desert Arroyo Middle School
33401 N. 56th Street
Cave Creek, AZ, 85331
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Desert Sun Academy School
27880 N. 64th Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85266
KG-06
Black Mountain Elementary School
33606 N. 60th St
Scottsdale, AZ, 85266
KG-06

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FOUNTAIN HILLS UNIFIED DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Arizona

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Better than of AZ school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to AZ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Fountain Hills.online School
16100 E. Palisades Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
09-12
Mcdowell Mountain Elementary School
14825 N. Fayette Dr.
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
PK-03
Fountain Hills Middle School
15414 N. Mc Dowell Mountain Roa
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
06-08
Four Peaks Elementary School
15414 Mc Dowell Mountain Road
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
04-05
Fountain Hills High School
16100 E. Palisades Blvd.
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268
09-12

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