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 Castro Valley,
the Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr
is among the best neighborhoods for families in California. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 95.3% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of California. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees, highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 1.6% have Spanish ancestry.
Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.1% 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 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 27.5% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.7% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.7% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, this Lake Chabot Rd / Carmel Dr neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.0% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America.