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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Oak Valley / Retreat median real estate price is $236,862, which is more expensive than 39.4% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 28.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Oak Valley / Retreat is currently $1,439, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 74.6% of Texas neighborhoods.

Oak Valley / Retreat is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Corsicana, Texas.

Oak Valley / Retreat 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Oak Valley / Retreat 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.

Oak Valley / Retreat has a 9.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 61.2% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.3% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Oak Valley / Retreat (22.6%) than in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 57.6% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Diversity

Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% 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 Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood in Corsicana are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 83.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.9% of U.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 Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood, 40.6% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 31.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (16.7%), and 7.3% 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 Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (the dominant language of Cambodia).

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 Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood in Corsicana, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (30.1%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (4.8%), and residents who report German roots (4.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.9%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.4%), among others. In addition, 19.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Oak Valley / Retreat neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.1%) 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 (22.6%) . 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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