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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Pala Mesa median real estate price is $816,785, which is more expensive than 48.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 79.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Pala Mesa is currently $4,155, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.3% of the neighborhoods in California.

Pala Mesa is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Fallbrook, California.

Pala Mesa real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Pala 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.

Real estate vacancies in Pala Mesa are 5.8%, which is lower than one will find in 61.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Pala Mesa is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fallbrook, the Pala Mesa neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Pala Mesa is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.5% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in California. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers and highly educated executives.

Diversity

Did you know that the Pala Mesa neighborhood has more English and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.9% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 6.9% have Greek ancestry.

Pala Mesa is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.1% 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 Pala Mesa neighborhood in Fallbrook 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 88.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.6% 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 54.1% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Pala Mesa neighborhood, 58.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 16.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.1%), and 10.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pala Mesa neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.4%).

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 Pala Mesa neighborhood in Fallbrook, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (36.9%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (20.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (19.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (8.0%), along with some Greek ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 16.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Pala Mesa neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (42.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (81.1%) 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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