Pigeon Forge, TN (Waldens Creek / Wear Valley)




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About Pigeon Forge, TN (Waldens Creek / Wear Valley)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Waldens Creek / Wear Valley median real estate price is $169,352, which is more expensive than 66.6% of the neighborhoods in Tennessee and 44.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Waldens Creek / Wear Valley is currently $868, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 55.8% of Tennessee neighborhoods.

Waldens Creek / Wear Valley is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Waldens Creek / Wear Valley real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Waldens Creek / Wear Valley. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 61.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (34.1%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 61.4%, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood has more Dutch and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 4.0% have Scots-Irish ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood in Pigeon Forge are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 3.7% 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 81.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood, 33.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (28.5%), and 8.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood in Pigeon Forge, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.1%), and residents who report Dutch roots (5.7%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.7%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households.

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 Waldens Creek / Wear Valley neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.8%) 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 (19.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Waldens Creek / Wear Valley 0.101011101001110
Pigeon Forge 0.101011101001110
Tennessee 6.12
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Waldens Creek / Wear Valley 0.101011101001110
Pigeon Forge 0.101011101001110
Tennessee 29.36
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Waldens Creek / Wear Valley 0.101011101001110
Pigeon Forge 0.101011101001110
Tennessee 17

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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