Falls Church, VA (Lake Barcroft)




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About Falls Church, VA (Lake Barcroft)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lake Barcroft median real estate price is $872,128, which is more expensive than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in Virginia and 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lake Barcroft is currently $2,642, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.2% of the neighborhoods in Virginia.

Lake Barcroft is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Falls Church, Virginia.

Lake Barcroft real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Lake Barcroft, the current vacancy rate is 2.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lake Barcroft is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.2% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Lake Barcroft neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Lake Barcroft also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 75.8% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 97.0% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and families with school-aged children.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lake Barcroft neighborhood has more Scottish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 3.1% have British ancestry.

Lake Barcroft is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Lake Barcroft neighborhood has a greater proportion of government workers living in it than 99.5% 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.

Furthermore, executives, managers and professionals make up 64.6% of the workforce in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Lake Barcroft neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Lake Barcroft neighborhood, is that an incredible 85.0% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

Furthermore, 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 Lake Barcroft 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 98.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Also of note, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Lake Barcroft neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.7% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Lake Barcroft neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 14.5% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Lake Barcroft neighborhood in Falls Church are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Lake Barcroft neighborhood, 64.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.5%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Lake Barcroft neighborhood in Falls Church, VA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.1%), and residents who report Asian roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.6%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (9.9%), among others. In addition, 23.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: 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 Lake Barcroft neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese, Spanish and Russian.

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 Lake Barcroft neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (88.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (5.1%) . 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

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Lake Barcroft 0.101011101001110
Falls Church 0.101011101001110
Virginia 1.96

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Lake Barcroft 0.101011101001110
Falls Church 0.101011101001110
Virginia 18.67

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Lake Barcroft 0.101011101001110
Falls Church 0.101011101001110
Virginia 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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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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