Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes median real estate price is $652,251, which is more expensive than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana and 84.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes is currently $1,876, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.2% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana.
Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes 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 Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes 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 Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes are 3.8%, which is lower than one will find in 75.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes 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.
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.
A majority of the adults in the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Louisiana by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and urban sophisticates.
In addition, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood is wealthier than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.
Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood may actually hold the key. 75.4% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 44.7% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.1% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 99.1% of neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one way that the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.2% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood stands out by having 94.0% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of all American neighborhoods.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 77.8% of the workforce in the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Did you know that the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood has more French and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.3% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 0.8% have Belgian ancestry.
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 Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood in Baton Rouge 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 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.2% 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 74.6% 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 Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood, 77.8% 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 10.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.2%), and 3.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.7%).
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 Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood in Baton Rouge, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (15.3%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (12.2%), and residents who report English roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 10.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Lafitte Hill / Highland Lakes neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (60.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (94.0%) 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.