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 Irvine,
the Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design 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.
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design neighborhood. A whopping 64.1% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design neighborhood has more
Iranian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 2.6% have Romanian ancestry.
Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.8% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 80.1% of the adults living in the
Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for California by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 97.1%
of the neighborhoods in California.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.0% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 70.0%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Emerald Bay / Laguna College of Art and Design
neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.1% 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
96.4% 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.