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Real Estate Prices & Overview

San Juan Capistrano South median real estate price is $584,017, which is less expensive than 75.8% of California neighborhoods and 25.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in San Juan Capistrano South is currently $3,751, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.2% of the neighborhoods in California.

San Juan Capistrano South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Juan Capistrano, California.

San Juan Capistrano South real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in San Juan Capistrano South are 4.9%, which is lower than one will find in 67.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in San Juan Capistrano South 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Occupations

There are more people living in the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (51.0%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood could be your paradise. With 44.8% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.5% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, the San Juan Capistrano South 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 90.9% 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.

Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the San Juan Capistrano South stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.7% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Modes of Transportation

Our research reveals that 90.0% of commuters who live in the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood has more Croatian and Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 78.3% have Mexican ancestry.

San Juan Capistrano South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 73.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood in San Juan Capistrano are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 49.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 30.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.1% of U.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 San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood, 49.0% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 30.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.4%), and 8.2% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 73.2% of households. Some people also speak English (23.1%).

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 San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood in San Juan Capistrano, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (78.3%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (7.6%), and residents who report English roots (2.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (1.8%), along with some German ancestry residents (1.7%), among others. In addition, 38.8% 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 San Juan Capistrano South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (90.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (5.3%) . 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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