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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen median real estate price is $403,800, which is more expensive than 90.6% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 60.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen is currently $1,948, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.6% of the neighborhoods in Indiana.

Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen 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.

In Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen, the current vacancy rate is 0.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.8% of neighborhoods in America.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen is among the best neighborhoods for families in Indiana. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Indiana. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and college students.

Diversity

Did you know that the Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood has more Greek and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.1% have Slovak ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood in Valparaiso are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.0% 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 75.4% 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 Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood, 56.8% 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 20.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.0%), and 10.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.5%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.0%), and residents who report English roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (9.1%), among others.

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 Emerald Ridge Sub. / Meadow Glen neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (82.8%) 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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