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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Alta Vista median real estate price is $208,142, which is less expensive than 71.7% of Tennessee neighborhoods and 75.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Alta Vista is currently $1,367, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.1% of Tennessee neighborhoods.

Alta Vista is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Athens, Tennessee.

Alta Vista real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Alta Vista neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.4% in Alta Vista. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 41.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Athens, the Alta Vista neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Alta Vista neighborhood than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Diversity

Did you know that the Alta Vista neighborhood has more Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry.

Alta Vista is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.5% 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 Alta Vista neighborhood in Athens are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.4% 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 Alta Vista neighborhood, 56.3% 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 21.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (14.4%), and 7.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Alta Vista neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Alta Vista neighborhood in Athens, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (3.4%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Alta Vista neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.7%) 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 (8.8%) . 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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