Langley, WA (Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach)




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About Langley, WA (Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach median real estate price is $412,253, which is more expensive than 70.5% of the neighborhoods in Washington and 82.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach is currently $1,378, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 55.6% of Washington neighborhoods.

Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Langley, Washington. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach 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 Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (15.1%). 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

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of. One of the notable things about Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 17.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in Washington, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Washington, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.3% of neighborhoods in WA. If a Washington retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood, 1.0% of people ride a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry ridership than in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.0% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood has more Scottish and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 7.8% have Swedish ancestry.


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 Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood in Langley are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 67.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 15.4% 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 52.4% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood, 44.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.3%), and 13.8% 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 Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood in Langley, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (17.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.5%), and some of the residents are also of Swedish ancestry (7.8%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).

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 Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (17.1%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (72.6%) 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 (10.6%) . 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. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach 0.101011101001110
Langley 0.101011101001110
Washington 2.84
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Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach 0.101011101001110
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Baby Island Heights / Bells Beach 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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SOUTH WHIDBEY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to WA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Whidbey Island Academy Shared Sch
5476 Maxwelton Rd
Langley, WA, 98260
M-M
South Whidbey Special Services
721 Camano Ave
Langley, WA, 98260
PK-01
Langley Middle School
723 Camano Ave
Langley, WA, 98260
06-08
South Whidbey Academy
5476 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA, 98260
KG-12
South Whidbey Elementary
5380 Maxwelton Rd
Langley, WA, 98260
PK-05
South Whidbey High School
5675 Maxwelton
Langley, WA, 98260
08-12

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