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 Francisco,
the 20th St / Harrison St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 20th St / Harrison St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 12.6% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(27.4% ride the bus) than 98.6% 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
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 3.7% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.1% 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
20th St / Harrison St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, 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 20th St / Harrison St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 97.2% 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.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers and young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the 20th St / Harrison St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,742 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 20th St / Harrison St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 20th St / Harrison St neighborhood has more
Danish and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.1% have Spanish ancestry.
20th St / Harrison St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.