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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Meeks Bay / Echo Lake median real estate price is $798,772, which is more expensive than 49.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 86.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Meeks Bay / Echo Lake is currently $2,600, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 68.5% of California neighborhoods.

Meeks Bay / Echo Lake is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Tahoma, California.

Meeks Bay / Echo Lake 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Meeks Bay / Echo Lake. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 94.1%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (91.0%). 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.

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 Tahoma, the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake 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 Meeks Bay / Echo Lake 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, Meeks Bay / Echo Lake 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 99.1% 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 Meeks Bay / Echo Lake 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 94.1%, which is higher than 100.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, this neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 4 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.5% of America.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 71.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood has more English and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 48.5% of this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 5.1% have Ukrainian ancestry.

Meeks Bay / Echo Lake is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% 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 Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood in Tahoma are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.9% 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.

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 Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood, 62.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (4.7%), and 4.7% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

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 Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Spanish, Polish and Chinese.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood in Tahoma, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (48.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (30.2%), and residents who report German roots (26.8%), and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (9.4%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (9.4%), among others. In addition, 11.9% 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 Meeks Bay / Echo Lake neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (71.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.7%) 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 (9.8%) . 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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