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
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Swan Lake
neighborhood, analysis shows that 29.8% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, in the Swan Lake neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
28.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 3.95 residents per square mile, Swan Lake is less crowded than 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Swan Lake neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 44.4%, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Swan Lake neighborhood has more
Scottish and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 6.6% have Swedish 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.