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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Valley Gardens median real estate price is $309,092, which is more expensive than 59.7% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico and 43.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Valley Gardens is currently $1,237, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 72.5% of New Mexico neighborhoods.

Valley Gardens is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Valley Gardens real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Valley Gardens neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.5% in Valley Gardens. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 50.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.2%) living in the Valley Gardens neighborhood.

In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the Valley Gardens neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 86.4% of the neighborhoods in NM. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Valley Gardens neighborhood. More residents of the Valley Gardens neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Diversity

Did you know that the Valley Gardens neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 59.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.

Valley Gardens is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Valley Gardens neighborhood in Albuquerque are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 7.7% 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 56.8% 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 Valley Gardens neighborhood, 39.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.2%), and 16.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Valley Gardens neighborhood is English, spoken by 57.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (42.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Valley Gardens neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (59.6%). There are also a number of people of Spanish ancestry (7.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.3%), among others. In addition, 15.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Valley Gardens neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.4% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (80.9%) 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 (10.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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