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 Mill Valley,
the Homestead Valley neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Homestead Valley neighborhood, 4.7% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Homestead Valley neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 13.0% 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 97.2% 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 Homestead Valley neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Homestead Valley neighborhood has more
Romanian and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 2.6% have Swiss ancestry.
Homestead Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
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 78.9% of the adults living in the
Homestead Valley neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 1.4% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Homestead Valley neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Homestead Valley
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.6% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Homestead Valley
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, families with school-aged children and active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 68.3% of the workforce
in the Homestead Valley neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.