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 Lafayette,
the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 99.4%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd 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 99.3%
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 families with school-aged children, urban sophisticates and active retirees.
Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 70.8% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods
Finally, the rate of college educated adults in the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 74.0% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood has more
Iranian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 1.4% have Austrian ancestry.
Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% 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 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 69.1%
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
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.3% of the
Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.8% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Happy Valley Rd / Glen Rd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.