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 Los Angeles,
the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd
neighborhood than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(63.9%) than are found in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods
The S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (81.6%) than found in
99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 33,115 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.5% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 97.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, 100.0% of the real estate in the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 95.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood buck
32.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood has more
Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.
S Alvarado St / Wilshire Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.