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: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.9% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.6% 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
S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,189 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 41.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 96.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 86.7%, which is higher than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, the S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez 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 82.4% 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.
Finally, 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 64.7% of the residential real estate in the S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.6% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(30.6% ride the bus) than 99.0% 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, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.4% of residents in
the S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, in the S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood, 17.2% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 5.6% 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 98.3% 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 S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez neighborhood buck
31.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.0% 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 S Van Ness Ave / Cesar Chavez
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.2%) than are found in 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.