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 Huntington Beach,
the Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln
is among the best neighborhoods for families in California. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 95.0% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of California. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood has more
Welsh and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 4.8% have Dutch ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
20.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood, is that an incredible 93.6% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 1.1% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Edinger Ave / Plymouth Ln neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.