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 Jose,
the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 67.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.4% have Croatian ancestry.
Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(55.2%) than are found in 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 72.3% of the workforce
in the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave neighborhood, where 36.2% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 97.3%
of the neighborhoods in America.
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 2.9% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave 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.
Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave is
better suited for first-time home buyers than 89.8%
of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the
state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation
rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in California.
Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality
developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood,
this means that buying into the neighborhood
is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time
home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being
in a quality neighborhood
In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Silicon Valley U / Ringwood Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 32.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.