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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons median real estate price is $1,142,554, which is more expensive than 75.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 94.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons is currently $1,359, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 98.0% of California neighborhoods.

Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Gilroy, California.

Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.0% in Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 53.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Gilroy, the Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 36.1% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood has more Austrian and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 0.9% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood in Gilroy are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 82.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 10.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 50.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood, 41.7% 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 23.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.8%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood is English, spoken by 59.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Persian.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood in Gilroy, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (49.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.4%), along with some Portuguese ancestry residents (3.4%), among others. In addition, 15.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Eschenburg Park / Oak Commons neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.4%) 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 (10.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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