Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South median real estate price is $343,789, which is more expensive than 64.1% of the neighborhoods in Texas and 50.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South is currently $1,220, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 94.2% of Texas neighborhoods.
Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in El Paso, Texas.
Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South has a 15.5% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.0% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.5%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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 El Paso, the Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you are planning to retire in Texas, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South 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 Texas, 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 95.4% of neighborhoods in TX. If a Texas retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Did you know that the Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood has more Lebanese and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 63.7% have Mexican ancestry.
Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 61.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood in El Paso are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 74.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.6% 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 63.5% of America'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 Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood, 51.4% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.5%), and 3.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 61.1% of households. Some people also speak English (36.1%).
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 Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood in El Paso, TX, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (63.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report German roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.1%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 18.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Ridgecrest / Mission Hills South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (67.3%) 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 (9.6%) and 5.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.