Bigfork, MT (Swan Lake)




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About Bigfork, MT (Swan Lake)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Swan Lake median real estate price is $413,421, which is more expensive than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in Montana and 82.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Swan Lake is currently $1,009, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 70.6% of the neighborhoods in Montana.

Swan Lake is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bigfork, Montana.

Swan Lake real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Swan Lake 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Swan Lake. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 44.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (41.6%). 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 Bigfork, the Swan Lake neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Swan Lake neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 29.8% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Swan Lake (28.3%) than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 4 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.6% of America. One of the notable things about Swan Lake is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 44.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Swan Lake neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.0% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Swan Lake neighborhood has more Swedish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 5.9% have Scottish ancestry.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Montana, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Swan 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 Montana, 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 96.3% of neighborhoods in MT. If a Montana retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.


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 Swan Lake neighborhood in Bigfork are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Swan Lake neighborhood, 37.0% 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 29.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.3%), and 7.1% 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 Swan Lake neighborhood in Bigfork, MT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.2%), and residents who report English roots (9.4%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (6.9%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (6.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Swan Lake neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).

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 Swan Lake neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (69.2%) 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 (28.3%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Montana 3.50
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Montana 31

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 22 Condition Alerts found.

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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 MT Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Hellgate High School
900 South Higgins
Missoula, MT, 59801
09-12
Seeley Swan High School
456 Airport Road
Seeley Lake, MT, 59868
09-12
Big Sky High School
3100 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT, 59804
09-12
Sentinel High School
901 South Avenue West
Missoula, MT, 59801
09-12

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BIGFORK ELEM


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Discipline District State
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 MT Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Bigfork Elementary
600 Commerce St
Bigfork, MT, 59911
PK-06
Bigfork 7 8
600 Commerce St
Bigfork, MT, 59911
07-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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BIGFORK H S


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District Quality Compared to Montana

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Better than of MT school districts.

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Discipline District State
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 MT Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Bigfork High School
600 Commerce St
Bigfork, MT, 59911
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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SWAN LAKE-SALMON ELEM


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Discipline District State
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 MT Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Salmon Prairie School
40224 Salmon Prairie Rd
Swan Lake, MT, 59911
PK-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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