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Tahoe Vista, CA

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Overview


Tahoe Vista is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,392 people and just one neighborhood, Tahoe Vista is the 713th largest community in California.

Tahoe Vista home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Tahoe Vista real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Tahoe Vista is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.16% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tahoe Vista is a town of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tahoe Vista who work in maintenance occupations (17.95%), food service (14.10%), and management occupations (13.65%).

Of important note, Tahoe Vista is also a town of artists. Tahoe Vista has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tahoe Vista’s character.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.76% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Tahoe Vista is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Tahoe Vista’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Tahoe Vista has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Tahoe Vista a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Tahoe Vista, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Tahoe Vista is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.39% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tahoe Vista in 2022 was $51,560, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $206,240 for a family of four. However, Tahoe Vista contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Tahoe Vista is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Tahoe Vista home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tahoe Vista residents report their race to be White. Tahoe Vista also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Tahoe Vista include English, Irish, German, Italian, and British.

Tahoe Vista also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.08%.

The most common language spoken in Tahoe Vista is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, 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 96.3% of neighborhoods in CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 70.2%, which is higher than 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more British and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.0% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.2% have Yugoslav ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% 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 neighborhood in Tahoe Vista are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.6% 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 neighborhood, 34.8% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 34.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.8%), and 13.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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 neighborhood in Tahoe Vista, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (23.2%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (19.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (18.5%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (9.0%), among others. In addition, 15.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.2%) 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.


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