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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach median real estate price is $1,638,226, which is more expensive than 90.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach is currently $3,478, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Huntington Beach, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach real estate 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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach has a 12.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.0% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.4%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

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 Huntington Beach, the Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach 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, Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach 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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach 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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, astoundingly, the Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood has one of the highest concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.9% 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 Huntington Beach neighborhood.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood, analysis shows that 27.0% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Diversity

Did you know that the Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood has more Romanian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 6.9% have Swedish ancestry.

Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood in Huntington Beach 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 87.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood, 56.3% 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 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.0%), and 7.6% 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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese and Portuguese.

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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood in Huntington Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (16.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.4%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (12.3%), along with some German ancestry residents (12.1%), among others. In addition, 11.9% 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 Ocean Pointe / Downtown Huntington Beach neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (69.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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