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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Volcano Cliffs median real estate price is $500,473, which is more expensive than 84.4% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico and 66.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Volcano Cliffs is currently $3,169, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico.

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

Volcano Cliffs real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Volcano Cliffs, the current vacancy rate is 2.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Volcano Cliffs is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Albuquerque, the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

If you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood. A whopping 96.8% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Volcano Cliffs is among the best neighborhoods for families in New Mexico. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.9% of neighborhoods in the entire state of New Mexico. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Occupations

The Volcano Cliffs neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.

Diversity

Did you know that the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood has more Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.

Volcano Cliffs is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.3% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Volcano Cliffs neighborhood in Albuquerque are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.1% 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 71.2% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood, 60.0% 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 17.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (15.0%), and 13.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Volcano Cliffs neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Native American languages and Spanish.

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 Volcano Cliffs neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (21.5%). There are also a number of people of Spanish ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report English roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.2%), along with some German ancestry residents (9.8%), among others.

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 Volcano Cliffs neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (71.6%) 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.


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