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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Windgate Ranch median real estate price is $1,350,780, which is more expensive than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in Arizona and 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Windgate Ranch is currently $4,291, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.2% of the neighborhoods in Arizona.

Windgate Ranch is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Windgate Ranch real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Windgate Ranch neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Windgate Ranch has a 15.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 77.9% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.2%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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.

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 1.2% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Windgate Ranch 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, Windgate Ranch also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 50.1% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.1% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

Also, a majority of the adults in the Windgate Ranch neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Arizona by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in Arizona. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 77.5% of the workforce in the Windgate Ranch neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Real Estate

Homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Windgate Ranch neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.1% 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, 83.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.

Diversity

Did you know that the Windgate Ranch neighborhood has more Croatian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 2.0% have Iranian ancestry.

Windgate Ranch is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Windgate Ranch 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 98.8% 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.

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 Windgate Ranch neighborhood, 77.5% 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 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (3.5%), and 2.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Windgate Ranch neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Windgate Ranch neighborhood in Scottsdale, AZ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (16.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (12.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.9%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (5.4%), among others.

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 Windgate Ranch neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (76.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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