Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes median real estate price is $741,673, which is more expensive than 48.3% of the neighborhoods in California and 84.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes is currently $2,827, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.5% of California neighborhoods.
Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Indian Wells, California.
Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 41.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (37.9%). 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.
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 Indian Wells, the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 15.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 41.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.5% 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.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 31.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes 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, 81.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 34.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
If you're planning where to retire, the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood in Indian Wells is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 85.2% of the neighborhoods in California. If you are considering retiring to California, this is a good neighborhood to look at.
Did you know that the Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 2.9% have Welsh ancestry.
Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood in Indian Wells are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.2% 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 53.5% 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 Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood, 48.0% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.4%), and 11.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
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 Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood in Indian Wells, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (19.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.7%), and residents who report German roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.9%), among others. In addition, 14.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Desert Horizons / Palm Lakes neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (15.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (77.2%) 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 (14.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.