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 Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 4.7% have Arab ancestry.
Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 6.4% of employed workers living in the
Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
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 Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr
In the Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr
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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Viacha Dr / Catamarca 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, 88.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Viacha Dr / Catamarca Dr neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 74.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.5% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, the Viacha Dr / Catamarca 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 83.5% 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.