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 U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(44.6% ride the bus) than 99.8% 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, more people in U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave choose to walk to work each day
(21.5%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 15.4% of the
U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.6% of America's
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 61.7% 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
99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (63.4%) than found in
96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Also, an extraordinary 12.7% of the residents of the
U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood has more
Hungarian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 36.0% have Asian ancestry.
U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
52.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 28,669 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 U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave 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, 99.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.9% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave 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 97.4% 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, 91.1% of the real estate in the U of California Hastings College of Law / Van Ness Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.