The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 76,845 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.4% of America'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 Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Ofarrell St / Taylor St 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, 98.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Ofarrell St / Taylor St 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 98.1% 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.
Also of note, 99.3% of the real estate in the Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Finally, 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 Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 68.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
The Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Ofarrell St / Taylor St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 66.4% 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
99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(39.8% ride the bus) than 99.7% 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
Also, in the Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 30.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Ofarrell St / Taylor St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.6% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood has more
Iranian and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 5.5% have Arab ancestry.
Ofarrell St / Taylor St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Ofarrell St / Taylor St neighborhood buck
64.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Ofarrell St / Taylor St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(53.9%) than are found in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.