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 San Diego,
the South San Diego neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The South San Diego neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, South San Diego is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the South San Diego neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.7% of the South San Diego
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
99.0% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the South San Diego neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 27.3% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.1% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the South San Diego neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 75.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
South San Diego is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.3% of employed workers living in the
South San Diego neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.5% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.