Grass Valley, CA (City Center)




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About Grass Valley, CA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Grass Valley is $330,477, which is less expensive than 72.3% of California neighborhoods and 72.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Grass Valley City Center is currently $1,754, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 47.8% of California neighborhoods.

Grass Valley City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Grass Valley, California.

Real estate in the City Center of Grass Valley, CA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Grass Valley City Center has a 13.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.0% 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 Grass Valley, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Grass Valley City Center neighborhood has more Finnish and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 4.4% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

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 Grass Valley City Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Grass Valley City Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 70.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: People

Astoundingly, the City Center neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in this particular Grass Valley neighborhood.

In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the City Center neighborhood in Grass Valley 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 86.1% of the neighborhoods in California. If you are considering retiring to California, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Grass Valley City Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.1% 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 96.4% 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.


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 City Center neighborhood in Grass Valley are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 71.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 56.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Grass Valley City Center neighborhood, 36.7% 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 35.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.3%), and 12.8% 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 City Center neighborhood in Grass Valley, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (15.6%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (12.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.9%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Grass Valley City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (13.1%).

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 Grass Valley City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (70.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (83.6%) 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 (8.0%) and 6.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. 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. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Grass Valley 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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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
Sierra Academy Of Expeditionary Learning
11130 Magnolia Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95949
09-12
Nu Tech High
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
North Point Academy
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Silver Springs High (Continuation)
130 Park Ave.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
William & Marian Ghidotti High
250 Sierra College Dr.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Nevada Union High
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
09-12
Bear River High
11130 Magnolia Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95949
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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GRASS VALLEY ELEMENTARY


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District Quality Compared to California

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Better than of CA school districts.

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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
Grass Valley Preschool
10840 Gilmore Way
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
M-M
Lyman Gilmore Middle
10837 Rough And Ready Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
05-08
Grass Valley Charter
225 S. Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
KG-08
Margaret G. Scotten Elementary
10821 Squirrel Creek Rd.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
KG-04
Bell Hill Academy
342 S. Sch St.
Grass Valley, CA, 95945
KG-04

School District Enrollment By Group

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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
Nevada City Charter
750 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA, 95959
KG-08
Nevada City Preschool
800 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA, 95959
M-M
Deer Creek Elementary
805 Lindley Ave.
Nevada City, CA, 95959
KG-04
Seven Hills Intermediate
700 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA, 95959
05-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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