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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Marina District Southwest median real estate price is $2,945,557, which is more expensive than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Marina District Southwest is currently $4,707, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.2% of the neighborhoods in California.

Marina District Southwest is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Francisco, California.

Marina District Southwest real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Marina District Southwest 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Marina District Southwest. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 16.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 80.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 2.7% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Marina District Southwest neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Marina District Southwest also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, 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 86.4% of the adults living in the Marina District Southwest 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.

Also, 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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.2% 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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.

Finally, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 54.3%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

Occupations

The Marina District Southwest neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 81.6% 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.

Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Marina District Southwest neighborhood, analysis shows that 29.9% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Finally, 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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 3.0% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

The Marina District Southwest neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 39,156 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, the Marina District Southwest 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 86.3% 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, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Marina District Southwest neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 56.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the Marina District Southwest neighborhood buck this trend. 32.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Marina District Southwest neighborhood has more Greek and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 2.5% have Eastern European ancestry.

Marina District Southwest is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.0% 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 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Marina District Southwest 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 97.3% 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 old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Marina District Southwest neighborhood, 81.6% 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 12.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (4.5%).

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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Marina District Southwest neighborhood in San Francisco, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.3%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.7%), and residents who report German roots (13.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.5%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.7%), among others. In addition, 16.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Marina District Southwest neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (24.5%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (22.3%) and 14.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the Marina District Southwest neighborhood of San Francisco by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.


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