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 S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 8.5% of residents in
the S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 2.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of California.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave neighborhood has more
South American and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 1.1% have Croatian ancestry.
S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, 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 S Norfolk St / Kehoe Ave neighborhood, is that an incredible 91.0% 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.