Valparaiso, IN (Wheeler)




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About Valparaiso, IN (Wheeler)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Wheeler median real estate price is $144,854, which is more expensive than 63.8% of the neighborhoods in Indiana and 36.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Wheeler is currently $925, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.3% of the neighborhoods in Indiana.

Wheeler is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Valparaiso, Indiana.

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

Real estate vacancies in Wheeler are 7.3%, which is lower than one will find in 61.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Wheeler is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Wheeler neighborhood stands out by having 97.5% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Wheeler neighborhood has more Croatian and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 1.2% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

The Wheeler neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 7.2% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Indiana. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Wheeler neighborhood in Valparaiso are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.2% of the neighborhoods in America. With 22.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 61.2% of U.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 Wheeler neighborhood, 30.9% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (27.9%), and 10.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Wheeler neighborhood in Valparaiso, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.6%), and residents who report Polish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (7.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Wheeler neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.8% of households.

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 Wheeler neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (97.5%) 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Wheeler 0.101011101001110
Valparaiso 0.101011101001110
Indiana 3.88
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Wheeler 0.101011101001110
Valparaiso 0.101011101001110
Indiana 25.96
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Wheeler 0.101011101001110
Valparaiso 0.101011101001110
Indiana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Better than of IN school districts.

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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 IN Quality Rating Compared to Nation
John Simatovich Elem Sch
424 W 500 N
Valparaiso, IN, 46385
KG-05
Union Township Middle Sch
599 W 300 N
Valparaiso, IN, 46385
06-08
Union Center Elementary Sch
272 N 600 W
Valparaiso, IN, 46385
KG-05
Wheeler High School
587 W 300 N
Valparaiso, IN, 46385
09-12

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