Atascadero, CA (Santa Margarita / Garden Farms)



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About Atascadero, CA (Santa Margarita / Garden Farms)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Santa Margarita / Garden Farms median real estate price is $640,395, which is more expensive than 56.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 86.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Santa Margarita / Garden Farms is currently $1,912, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 61.9% of California neighborhoods.

Santa Margarita / Garden Farms is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Atascadero, California.

Santa Margarita / Garden Farms 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 Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.9% in Santa Margarita / Garden Farms. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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

Unpopulated, and rural, the Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Santa Margarita / Garden Farms is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

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 Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 4.4% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Santa Margarita / Garden Farms may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in California, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.9% of neighborhoods in CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 9.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood has more Swedish and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 7.4% have Portuguese ancestry.


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 Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood in Atascadero are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 70.1% 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 Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood, 39.5% 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 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.9%), and 13.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.4%).

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 Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood in Atascadero, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.8%). There are also a number of people of Swedish ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (11.4%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (9.4%), among others.

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 Santa Margarita / Garden Farms neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (9.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (78.6%) 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 (13.0%) . 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Santa Margarita / Garden Farms 0.101011101001110
Atascadero 0.101011101001110
California 4.47

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Santa Margarita / Garden Farms 0.101011101001110
Atascadero 0.101011101001110
California 23.80

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Santa Margarita / Garden Farms 0.101011101001110
Atascadero 0.101011101001110
California 85

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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*
California Steam Santa Barbara School
4684 Ontario Mills Pkwy Ste. 1
Ontario, CA 91764
KG-12
Cuyama Elementary School
2300 Highway 166
New Cuyama, CA 93254
KG-08
Cuyama Valley High School
4500 Highway 166
New Cuyama, CA 93254
09-12
Sierra Madre High (continuation) School
4500 Highway 166
New Cuyama, CA 93254
09-12
Uplift California Santa Barbara School
2300 Highway 166
New Cuyama, CA 93254
KG-12
Valiant Santa Barbara School
4684 Ontario Mills Pkwy.
Ontario, CA 91764
KG-12
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