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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands median real estate price is $1,555,159, which is more expensive than 87.9% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands is currently $3,652, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Francisco, California.

Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands 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 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands are 4.3%, which is lower than one will find in 71.4% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 98.7% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city.

In addition, 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 2.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands 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.

Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood, analysis shows that 30.7% 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 97.2% 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.

Also, in the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood, 11.2% 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 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

The Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 71.0% 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.

Real Estate

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 Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood has more Asian and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.7% have Finnish ancestry.

Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 26.6% 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 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands 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 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.3% 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 70.5% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood, 71.0% 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 14.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.9%), and 7.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood in San Francisco, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (40.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report English roots (11.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.2%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (4.7%), among others. In addition, 30.9% 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 Westwood Park / Westwood Highlands neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (45.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (11.2%) and 7.0% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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