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 Santa Ana,
the S Center St / W Hall Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
S Center St / W Hall 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 0.3% 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 Center St / W Hall Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.8% have Armenian ancestry.
S Center St / W Hall Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 30.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 95.1% of commuters who live in the
S Center St / W Hall Ave neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S Center St / W Hall Ave neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 37.7% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.3% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the S Center St / W Hall 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, one way that the S Center St / W Hall Ave neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Also of note, this S Center St / W Hall Ave neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.8% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.8% of all neighborhoods in America.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the S Center St / W Hall Ave 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, 85.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.