Real Estate Prices and Overview
Bolsa Knolls median real estate prices are $488,339, which is more expensive than 65.7% of the neighborhoods
in California and 92.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Bolsa Knolls are currently
$2,006, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.5%
of the neighborhoods in California.
Bolsa Knolls is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Salinas, California.
Bolsa Knolls 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 Bolsa Knolls neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Bolsa Knolls are 7.0%,
which is lower than one will find in 63.5% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Bolsa Knolls
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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 Salinas,
the Bolsa Knolls neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bolsa Knolls neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 1.1% have Swiss ancestry.
Bolsa Knolls is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
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 Bolsa Knolls neighborhood in Salinas 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 87.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 21.1% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.3%
of U.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 Bolsa Knolls neighborhood, 29.9%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(24.1%), and 16.3% 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 Bolsa Knolls neighborhood in Salinas, CA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(35.4%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.0%) , and residents who report German roots (6.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (4.1%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 21.7% 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 Bolsa Knolls
neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
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 Bolsa Knolls neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.0% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.6%) 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 (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.