Los Angeles, CA (N Western Ave / Melrose Ave)




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About Los Angeles, CA (N Western Ave / Melrose Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

N Western Ave / Melrose Ave median real estate price is $705,008, which is more expensive than 71.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 93.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in N Western Ave / Melrose Ave is currently $1,570, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.7% of California neighborhoods.

N Western Ave / Melrose Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Los Angeles, California.

N Western Ave / Melrose Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in N Western Ave / Melrose Ave are 5.6%, which is lower than one will find in 72.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in N Western Ave / Melrose Ave 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (67.3%) than are found in 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood has more Asian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 4.8% have South American ancestry.

N Western Ave / Melrose Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 23.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (24.3% ride the bus) than 98.1% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,895 people per square mile living here.

In addition, the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave 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 82.5% 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood in Los Angeles are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 67.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood, 34.8% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (24.6%), and 15.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood in Los Angeles, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (37.9%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report South American roots (4.8%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (1.1%). In addition, 67.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

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 N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 54.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and English.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in N Western Ave / Melrose Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (53.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (24.3%) and 18.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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N Western Ave / Melrose Ave 0.101011101001110
Los Angeles 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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N Western Ave / Melrose Ave 0.101011101001110
Los Angeles 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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N Western Ave / Melrose Ave 0.101011101001110
Los Angeles 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Better than of CA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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