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 Palo Alto,
the Alma St / University Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 20.1% of residents in
the Alma St / University Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, in the Alma St / University Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 77.4% of the workforce
in the Alma St / University Ave neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Alma St / University Ave neighborhood has more
Croatian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 2.1% have Austrian ancestry.
Alma St / University Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Alma St / University Ave neighborhood, where 44.1% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.0%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Alma St / University Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 49.3% 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
96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Alma St / University Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 96.7% 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 Alma St / University Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Alma St / University 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 82.0% 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.