Penn Valley, CA (Lake Wildwood)




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About Penn Valley, CA (Lake Wildwood)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lake Wildwood median real estate price is $372,250, which is less expensive than 68.7% of California neighborhoods and 68.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Lake Wildwood is currently $2,200, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.2% of the neighborhoods in California.

Lake Wildwood is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Penn Valley, California.

Lake Wildwood real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lake Wildwood 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.

Lake Wildwood has a 13.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.4% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (9.6%), 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

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 Penn Valley, the Lake Wildwood neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lake Wildwood neighborhood has more Danish and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 2.3% have Native American ancestry.

Lake Wildwood is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

With 2.2% of employed workers living in the Lake Wildwood neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 97.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Lake Wildwood 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 California, 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 97.4% of neighborhoods in CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Lake Wildwood 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, 84.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Lake Wildwood neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.


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 Lake Wildwood neighborhood in Penn Valley are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.0% 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 64.2% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Lake Wildwood neighborhood, 48.4% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.4%), and 14.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Lake Wildwood neighborhood in Penn Valley, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.7%), and residents who report English roots (17.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.4%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (8.3%), among others.

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 Lake Wildwood neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish, German and Spanish.

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 Lake Wildwood neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.2%) 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.

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. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Lake Wildwood 0.101011101001110
Penn Valley 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Lake Wildwood 0.101011101001110
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California 26.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Penn Valley 0.101011101001110
California 90

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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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

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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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 CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Sierra Academy Of Expeditionary Learning School
340 Buena Vista St.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
William & Marian Ghidotti High School
250 Sierra College Dr.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Nu Tech High School
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Silver Springs High (continuation) School
130 Park Ave.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Bear River High School
11130 Magnolia Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95949
09-12
North Point Academy School
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Nevada Union High School
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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GRASS VALLEY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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 CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Grass Valley Preschool School
10840 Gilmore Way
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
N-N
Bell Hill Academy School
342 S. Sch St.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
KG-04
Margaret G. Scotten Elementary School
10821 Squirrel Creek Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
KG-04
Grass Valley Charter School
225 S. Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
KG-08
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
10837 Rough And Ready Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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PENN VALLEY UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

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 CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Penn Valley Union Special Education Preschool School
14806 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA, 95946
N-N
Ready Springs Elementary School
10862 Spenceville Rd.
Penn Valley, CA, 95946
KG-08
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
14685 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA, 95946
04-08
Vantage Point Charter School
10862 Spenceville Rd.
Penn Valley, CA, 95946
KG-12
Williams Ranch Elementary School
14804 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA, 95946
KG-03

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
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American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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