Half Moon Bay, CA (City Center)




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About Half Moon Bay, CA (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Half Moon Bay is $1,029,266, which is more expensive than 88.0% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Half Moon Bay City Center is currently $2,346, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.2% of the neighborhoods in California.

Half Moon Bay City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Half Moon Bay, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the City Center of Half Moon Bay, CA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. 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.

Half Moon Bay City Center has a 11.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.0% 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 Half Moon Bay, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Half Moon Bay City Center 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 Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood has more Portuguese and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 1.2% have Iranian ancestry.

Half Moon Bay City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% 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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.3% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 26.6% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.2% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in California. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.


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 City Center neighborhood in Half Moon Bay are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 12.8% 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 57.7% 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 Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood, 48.1% 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 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (9.1%), and 8.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 City Center neighborhood in Half Moon Bay, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (27.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report English roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 26.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 63.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (27.0%).

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 Half Moon Bay City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (76.3%) 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 (17.6%) . 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Half Moon Bay 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Half Moon Bay 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Half Moon Bay 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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
El Granada Elementary
400 Santiago St.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
KG-05
Farallone View Elementary
250 Laconte And Kanoff
Montara, CA, 94037
KG-05
Half Moon Bay High
Lewis Foster Dr.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
09-12
Kings Mountain Elementary
498 Kelly Ave.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
KG-05
Manuel F. Cunha Intermediate
498 Kelly Ave.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
06-08
Alvin S. Hatch Elementary
490 Miramontes Ave.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
KG-05
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation)
498 Kelly Ave.
Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019
09-12

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