When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood has more
Asian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 61.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 3.9% have Jamaican ancestry.
W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 40.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(63.9%) than are found in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 44,861 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 93.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 94.8% of the real estate in the W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, the W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 90.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 15.7% of the residents of the
W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
In addition, the W 3rd St / S Harvard Blvd neighborhood stands out within California
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 6%
of college-friendly places to live in CA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.