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 Balboa St / 32nd Ave 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 Balboa St / 32nd Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 4.3% have Russian ancestry.
Balboa St / 32nd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 42.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Balboa St / 32nd Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,795 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Balboa St / 32nd Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Balboa St / 32nd Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 28.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 66.2% of the residential real estate in the Balboa St / 32nd Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Balboa St / 32nd Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(50.2%) than are found in 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Balboa St / 32nd Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 95.2% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Balboa St / 32nd Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students and active retirees.