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 Sacramento,
the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr
In the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
19.0% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 14.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr neighborhood has more
Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry.
River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 87.4% of the real estate in the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr 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 84.6% 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.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the River Plaza Dr / Gateway Oaks Dr stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.