Felton, CA (Mount Hermon / Paradise Park)




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About Felton, CA (Mount Hermon / Paradise Park)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Mount Hermon / Paradise Park median real estate price is $647,694, which is more expensive than 67.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 92.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Mount Hermon / Paradise Park is currently $1,747, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 53.4% of California neighborhoods.

Mount Hermon / Paradise Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Felton, California.

Mount Hermon / Paradise Park real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Mount Hermon / Paradise Park. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 22.5%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 88.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (20.2%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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: Diversity

Did you know that the Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood has more British and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 21.1% have English ancestry.

Mount Hermon / Paradise Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 13.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 28.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood in Felton is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CA, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 89.5% of the neighborhoods in California. If you are considering retiring to California, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


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 Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood in Felton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 77.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.1% 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 83.2% 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 Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood, 57.3% 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 20.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.6%), and 9.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood in Felton, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (21.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.5%), along with some French ancestry residents (9.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.1% of households. Some people also speak French (2.5%).

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 Mount Hermon / Paradise Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (82.9%) 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 (7.0%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (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

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Mount Hermon / Paradise Park 0.101011101001110
Felton 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Mount Hermon / Paradise Park 0.101011101001110
Felton 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Felton 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (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

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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SANTA CRUZ CITY HIGH


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District Quality Compared to California

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

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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SAN LORENZO VALLEY UNIFIED


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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
Ludlow Preschool School
7101 Highway 9
Felton, CA, 95018
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Ocean Grove Charter School
16900 N. Highway Nine
Boulder Creek, CA, 95006
KG-12
San Lorenzo Valley High School
7105 Highway 9
Felton, CA, 95018
09-12
San Lorenzo Valley Middle School
7179 Hacienda Way
Felton, CA, 95018
06-08
San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School
7155 Highway 9
Felton, CA, 95018
KG-05
Boulder Creek Elementary School
400 Lomond St.
Boulder Creek, CA, 95006
KG-05
Slvusd Charter School
7101 Highway Nine
Felton, CA, 95018
KG-12
Slvusd Home And Hospital School
325 Marion Ave.
Ben Lomond, CA, 95005
KG-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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SCOTTS VALLEY UNIFIED


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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
Scotts Valley High School
555 Glenwood Dr.
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
09-12
Vine Hill Elementary School
151 Vine Hill Sch Rd.
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
KG-05
Scotts Valley Middle School
8 Bean Creek Rd.
Scotts Valley, CA, 95066
06-08
Brook Knoll Elementary School
151 Brook Knoll Dr.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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SANTA CRUZ CITY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

(10 is best)

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
Santa Cruz City Elementary Alternative Education-M School
840 N. Branciforte Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-06
Westlake Elementary School
1000 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05
Gault Elementary School
1320 Seabright Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
KG-05
De Laveaga Elementary School
1145 Morrissey Blvd.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
KG-05
Bay View Elementary School
1231 Bay St.
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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