San Francisco, CA (17th St / Castro St)




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About San Francisco, CA (17th St / Castro St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

17th St / Castro St median real estate price is $1,638,884, which is more expensive than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in 17th St / Castro St is currently $3,261, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.7% of the neighborhoods in California.

17th St / Castro St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Francisco, California.

17th St / Castro St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.9% in 17th St / Castro St. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 51.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood is wealthier than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, 17th St / Castro St also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, the first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 15.0% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.6% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city.

Finally, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 82.5% of the adults living in the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood has more Eastern European and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.6% have Armenian ancestry.

17th St / Castro St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 70.1% of the workforce in the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The 17th St / Castro St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 47.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 20,349 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the 17th St / Castro St neighborhood, 22.1% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 17th St / Castro St neighborhood in San Francisco 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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 17th St / Castro St neighborhood, 70.1% 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 16.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.3%), and 2.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 17th St / Castro St neighborhood in San Francisco, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (17.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Asian roots (12.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.0%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.0%), among others. In addition, 22.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

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 17th St / Castro St neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, German, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and South Asian languages.

Getting to Work

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 17th St / Castro St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (44.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (22.1%) and 8.3% of residents also ride the bus 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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17th St / Castro St 0.101011101001110
San Francisco 0.101011101001110
California 4.26
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17th St / Castro St 0.101011101001110
San Francisco 0.101011101001110
California 26.18
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San Francisco 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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