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 San Diego,
the Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 53.4% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 6.8% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in California.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 2.4% have Arab ancestry.
Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 62.6% of the workforce
in the Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 94.7% 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 99.1% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the Friars Rd / Fashion Valley Rd 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 85.5% 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.