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Real Estate Prices & Overview

The Astronauts / The Islands median real estate price is $1,076,362, which is more expensive than 69.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 92.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in The Astronauts / The Islands is currently $4,718, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

The Astronauts / The Islands is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Hercules, California.

The Astronauts / The Islands real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the The Astronauts / The Islands 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 7.2% in The Astronauts / The Islands. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 52.5% 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 Hercules, the The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood in Hercules 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 88.3% of the neighborhoods in California. If you are considering retiring to California, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood has more Asian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.9% have Eastern European ancestry.

The Astronauts / The Islands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.5% 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 The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood in Hercules 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 90.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.8% 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 65.4% of America's neighborhoods.

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 The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood, 50.5% 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 22.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.8%), and 12.1% in manufacturing and laborer 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 The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood is English, spoken by 62.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

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 The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood in Hercules, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (30.6%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report German roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (5.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.9%), among others. In addition, 24.3% 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 The Astronauts / The Islands neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.7% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (63.7%) 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 (7.8%) . 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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