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 Los Angeles,
the Wellington Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Wellington Heights neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 93.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Wellington Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 91.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Wellington Heights
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
42.8% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 97.5% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Wellington Heights
What is interesting to note, is that the Wellington Heights
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(47.2%) than are found in 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Wellington Heights
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Wellington Heights neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.3% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Wellington Heights neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Wellington Heights 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 88% of the neighborhoods in
CA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to