Bret Harte / Picnic Valley median real estate price is $1,203,881, which is more expensive than 82.5% of the neighborhoods in California and 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Bret Harte / Picnic Valley is currently $3,633, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in California.
Bret Harte / Picnic Valley is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Rafael, California.
Bret Harte / Picnic Valley real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Bret Harte / Picnic Valley, the current vacancy rate is 1.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 91.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Bret Harte / Picnic Valley is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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.
Did you know that the Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood has more Arab and French ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 7.6% have French ancestry.
Bret Harte / Picnic Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood in San Rafael are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.7% 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 69.6% 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 Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood, 52.0% 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 25.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.2%), and 7.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood is English, spoken by 70.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French and Arabic.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood in San Rafael, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report German roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (8.8%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.4%), among others. In addition, 22.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Bret Harte / Picnic Valley neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (68.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.