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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Westgate Heights median real estate price is $244,384, which is more expensive than 44.1% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico and 30.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Westgate Heights is currently $2,177, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.2% of the neighborhoods in New Mexico.

Westgate Heights is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Westgate Heights 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 Westgate Heights neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Westgate Heights, the current vacancy rate is 1.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Westgate Heights 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 Westgate Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Westgate Heights (25.5%) than in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Westgate Heights neighborhood has more Native American and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 63.3% have Mexican ancestry.

Westgate Heights 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 96.5% 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 Westgate Heights 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 62.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.6% of U.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 Westgate Heights neighborhood, 35.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 32.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.4%), and 13.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Westgate Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 62.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (36.8%).

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 Westgate Heights neighborhood in Albuquerque, NM, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (63.3%). There are also a number of people of Spanish ancestry (17.8%), and residents who report German roots (3.1%), and some of the residents are also of Native American ancestry (3.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (2.5%), among others. In addition, 10.3% 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 Westgate Heights neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (69.5%) 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 (25.5%) . 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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