Greenbrae median real estate price is $2,223,591, which is more expensive than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Greenbrae is currently $5,701, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in California.
Greenbrae is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Larkspur, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Greenbrae real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Greenbrae neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Greenbrae are 4.9%, which is lower than one will find in 69.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Greenbrae is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Greenbrae 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, Greenbrae 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, 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 Greenbrae neighborhood, is that an incredible 85.2% 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, 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 Greenbrae 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 98.4% of all American neighborhoods.
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 8.5% of the Greenbrae neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, in the Greenbrae neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 30.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Finally, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Greenbrae neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 4.9% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Greenbrae neighborhood is wealthier than 99.6% 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, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Greenbrae is among the best neighborhoods for families in California. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.5% 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 Greenbrae neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
Also, 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 Greenbrae neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 68.4% of the workforce in the Greenbrae neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Did you know that the Greenbrae neighborhood has more Ukrainian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 2.8% have Eastern European ancestry.
Greenbrae is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% 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 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Greenbrae neighborhood in Larkspur 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 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.7% 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 66.9% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Greenbrae neighborhood, 68.4% 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 20.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.7%), and 4.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 Greenbrae neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Greenbrae neighborhood in Larkspur, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (9.0%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.1%), among others. In addition, 15.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Greenbrae neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (45.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride a ferry to get to work (8.5%) and 5.4% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. 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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Raw data sources: American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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