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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Desert Heights / Harmony Acres neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 22.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Desert Heights / Harmony Acres neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
99.1% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Desert Heights / Harmony Acres neighborhood has more
French and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 1.8% have Spanish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 10.42 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 97.1% of America.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 41.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Desert Heights / Harmony Acres neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.6% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Desert Heights / Harmony Acres neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.6% 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.