Ruby Hill / Happy Valley median real estate price is $2,346,525, which is more expensive than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Ruby Hill / Happy Valley is currently $5,403, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.9% of the neighborhoods in California.
Ruby Hill / Happy Valley is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Pleasanton, California.
Ruby Hill / Happy Valley real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Real estate vacancies in Ruby Hill / Happy Valley are 4.2%, which is lower than one will find in 73.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Ruby Hill / Happy Valley is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Pleasanton, the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 0.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Ruby Hill / Happy 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.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Ruby Hill / Happy Valley is among the best neighborhoods for families in California. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of California. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, active retirees and urban sophisticates.
Also, 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 42.3% 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 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.1% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
One way that the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 75.7% of the workforce in the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood, analysis shows that 26.4% 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 97.3% 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.
Did you know that the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood has more Lebanese and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 39.3% have Asian ancestry.
Ruby Hill / Happy Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood in Pleasanton are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.4% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood, 75.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 16.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (4.4%), and 3.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 62.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Langs. of India, Arabic and Persian.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood in Pleasanton, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (39.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.3%), along with some Arab ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 33.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Ruby Hill / Happy Valley neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (36.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (55.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (8.5%) and 8.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.