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 La Puente,
the S Shipman Ave / Gemini St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S Shipman Ave / Gemini St neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 45.7% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.7% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
S Shipman Ave / Gemini St (31.8%) than in 99.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the S Shipman Ave / Gemini St
neighborhood than in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Shipman Ave / Gemini St neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 85.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
S Shipman Ave / Gemini St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 86.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.6%
of the adult residents in the S Shipman Ave / Gemini St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the S Shipman Ave / Gemini St neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 86% of the neighborhoods in
CA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
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 S Shipman Ave / Gemini St neighborhood, is that an incredible 90.1% 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.