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 Oakland,
the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 66.0% 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
99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 34.9% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave
neighborhood, analysis shows that 21.7% 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
99.6% 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.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.2% of residents in
the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, in the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood, 13.2% of people
ride the train 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 train ridership than in 95.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood has more
Iranian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 1.6% have Finnish ancestry.
Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 25,689 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Glen Ave / Piedmont 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 88.2% 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 73.9% 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 96.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 85.8%, which is higher than 96.0% 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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Glen Ave / Piedmont Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.6%
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.