Albany, CA (Curtis St / Solano Ave)




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About Albany, CA (Curtis St / Solano Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Curtis St / Solano Ave median real estate price is $1,080,636, which is more expensive than 89.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Curtis St / Solano Ave is currently $2,996, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.5% of the neighborhoods in California.

Curtis St / Solano Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Albany, California.

Curtis St / Solano Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Curtis St / Solano Ave, the current vacancy rate is 3.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Curtis St / Solano Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.5% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 80.0% of the adults living in the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Also, with more than 2.2% of residents living with a same sex partner, Curtis St / Solano Ave is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood has more British and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 2.3% have Eastern European ancestry.

Curtis St / Solano Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% 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 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 72.9% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.2% of residents in the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 98.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.9% of the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 74.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

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 Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood in Albany 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 94.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.6% 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 90.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood, 72.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 12.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.8%), and 5.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood in Albany, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (15.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.9%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 17.9% 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 Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and South Asian languages.

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 Curtis St / Solano Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (54.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (16.9%) and 10.6% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Curtis St / Solano Ave 0.101011101001110
Albany 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Curtis St / Solano Ave 0.101011101001110
Albany 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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Albany 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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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