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 Mateo,
the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood is wealthier than 96.6%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.0% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, highly educated executives and active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood has more
Scottish and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 1.9% have Canadian ancestry.
Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% 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 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 65.0% of the workforce
in the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood, is that an incredible 88.0% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Alameda De Las Pulgas / Fernwood St neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.8% of all American neighborhoods.