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: Diversity
Did you know that the Sandia Heights neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.1% have Romanian ancestry.
Sandia Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
A majority of the adults in the Sandia Heights 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 New Mexico by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.6%
of the neighborhoods in New Mexico.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees, families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Sandia Heights neighborhood, where 40.5% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.4%
of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Sandia Heights neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 67.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
One of the notable things about Sandia Heights 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, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Sandia Heights stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 88.7% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 64.8% of the workforce
in the Sandia Heights neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Sandia Heights
neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.6% 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
95.8% 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.