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Real Estate Prices & Overview

West Alameda South median real estate price is $973,655, which is more expensive than 56.3% of the neighborhoods in California and 88.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Alameda South is currently $4,318, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.7% of the neighborhoods in California.

West Alameda South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Alameda, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

West Alameda South real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the West Alameda South neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.9% in West Alameda South. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 43.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Alameda, the West Alameda South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The West Alameda South 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, West Alameda South 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.

People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the West Alameda South neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

Modes of Transportation

In the West Alameda South neighborhood, 3.4% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, in the West Alameda South neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 34.0% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.0% of residents in the West Alameda South neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Diversity

Did you know that the West Alameda South neighborhood has more Scottish and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 1.2% have Armenian ancestry.

West Alameda South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 West Alameda South neighborhood in Alameda are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 West Alameda South neighborhood, 63.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 17.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (11.7%), and 6.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 West Alameda South neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Vietnamese.

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 West Alameda South neighborhood in Alameda, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (32.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%), and residents who report German roots (10.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.2%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (6.9%), among others. In addition, 31.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

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 West Alameda South neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (45.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (7.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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