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
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(38.2% ride the bus) than 99.6% 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
Notable & Unique: People
The S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (77.2%) than found in
99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd 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 87% of the neighborhoods in
CA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
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 S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd
What is interesting to note, is that the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(55.0%) than are found in 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood has more
Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry.
S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.5% 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 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 28,239 people per square mile living here. 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 S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 91.2%, which is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 70.9% 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 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, the S Western Ave / W Pico 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 81.5% 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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.9% of all American 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 S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd
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
S Western Ave / W Pico Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.6% 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 95.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.