Albany, CA (Buchanan St / Marin Ave)




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About Albany, CA (Buchanan St / Marin Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Buchanan St / Marin Ave real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Buchanan St / Marin Ave is currently $2,678, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.3% of the neighborhoods in California.

Buchanan St / Marin Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Albany, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Buchanan St / Marin Ave 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Buchanan St / Marin Ave are 6.6%, which is lower than one will find in 65.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Buchanan St / Marin Ave 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Buchanan St / Marin Ave is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Buchanan St / Marin Ave 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.

In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood. A whopping 83.1% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.

Also of note, the real estate in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 85.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods.

Finally, the Buchanan St / Marin Ave 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 88.5% 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.

Notable & Unique: People

If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood, where 57.7% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 81.5% of the workforce in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Furthermore, the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 97.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (39.6% ride the bus) than 99.7% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

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 Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 7.4% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood. In the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas. What is also interesting to note, is that the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (59.9%) than are found in 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood has more Brazilian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 38.8% have Asian ancestry.

Buchanan St / Marin Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood in Albany are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 67.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 32.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.6% 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 Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood, 81.5% 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 10.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (6.4%), and 2.2% in the military.

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 Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood in Albany, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (38.8%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (9.6%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 59.9% 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 Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 26.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish, Korean and French.

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 Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (39.6%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (27.9%) and 15.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the Buchanan St / Marin Ave neighborhood of Albany by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Albany 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Albany 0.101011101001110
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Albany 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Macgregor High (Continuation)
603 Key Route Blvd
Albany, CA, 94706
10-12
Albany High
603 Key Route Blvd.
Albany, CA, 94706
09-12
Marin Elementary
1001 Santa Fe Ave.
Albany, CA, 94706
KG-05
Ocean View Elementary
1000 Jackson St.
Albany, CA, 94706
KG-05
Albany Middle
1259 Brighton Ave.
Albany, CA, 94706
06-08
Cornell Elementary
920 Talbot Ave.
Albany, CA, 94706
KG-05

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