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 Newport Beach,
the Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
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 0.5% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr 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.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 55.2% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, if you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in California,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.0% of neighborhoods in
CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Finally, 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 72.7% of the adults living in the
Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr neighborhood stands out by having 96.9% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5% of all American
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr
neighborhood, analysis shows that 19.4% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr neighborhood has more
Danish and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 2.7% have Swiss ancestry.
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.
In the Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Pacific Coast Hwy / Bayside Dr neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.5% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 65.9%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.