Capitola, CA (Opal Cliffs)




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About Capitola, CA (Opal Cliffs)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Opal Cliffs median real estate price is $751,439, which is more expensive than 65.6% of the neighborhoods in California and 86.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Opal Cliffs is currently $2,329, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 73.8% of the neighborhoods in California.

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

Opal Cliffs real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Opal Cliffs neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Opal Cliffs has a 16.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 78.6% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 Capitola, the Opal Cliffs neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Opal Cliffs 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, Opal Cliffs 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Opal Cliffs neighborhood has more Brazilian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 2.1% have Portuguese ancestry.

Opal Cliffs is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 4.7% of residents in the Opal Cliffs neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 97.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Opal Cliffs neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.4% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: People

Opal Cliffs is ranked among the top 6.2% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of California according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Opal Cliffs neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.


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 Opal Cliffs neighborhood in Capitola are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 13.3% 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 56.8% of America'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 Opal Cliffs neighborhood, 48.2% 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 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.5%), and 7.7% 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 Opal Cliffs neighborhood in Capitola, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (19.2%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report English roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (11.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 16.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Opal Cliffs neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (19.6%).

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 Opal Cliffs neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (78.1%) 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 (8.9%) . 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

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Capitola 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Capitola 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH


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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
Santa Cruz High
415 Walnut Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
09-12
Alternative Family Education
840 North Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-12
Ark Independent Studies
840 North Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Sequoia Academy
319 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
07-12
Branciforte Middle
315 Poplar St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08
Harbor High
300 La Fonda Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Costanoa Continuation High
840 North Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Mission Hill Middle
425 King St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
06-08
Soquel High
401 Old San Jose Rd.
Soquel, CA, 95073
09-12
Delta Charter
6500 Soquel Dr., Bldg. 1190
Aptos, CA, 95003
09-12

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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District Quality Compared to California

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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
Green Acres Elementary
966 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Live Oak Elementary
1916 Capitola Rd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Del Mar Elementary
1959 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
Ocean Alternative Education Center
984 Bostwick Ln., Ste. 6
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Special Education Preschool
984 Bostwick Ln., Ste. 1
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
M-M
Cypress Charter High
2039 Merrill St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
09-12
Tierra Pacifica Charter
986 Bostwick Ln.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-08
Shoreline Middle
855 17 Th Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
06-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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SOQUEL UNION ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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
Opal Cliffs
4510 Jade St.
Capitola, CA, 95010
KG-05
Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary
8005 Winkle Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
KG-05
Main Street Elementary
3400 N. Main St.
Soquel, CA, 95073
KG-05
New Brighton Middle
250 Washburn Ave.
Capitola, CA, 95010
06-08
Soquel Elementary
2700 Porter St.
Soquel, CA, 95073
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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