When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 13.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(25.3% ride the bus) than 98.3% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Finally, in the U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr 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 14.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
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 48.1% 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
99.4% 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: Occupations
The U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 69.2%
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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr neighborhood has more
Asian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.8% have Iranian ancestry.
U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% 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
In addition, the U of California-San Diego / Gilman 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 91.3% 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, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the U of California-San Diego / Gilman Dr neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.3%, which is higher than 98.1% 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.