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 E Edinger Ave / Cedar St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the E Edinger Ave / Cedar St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 47.3% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.9% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E Edinger Ave / Cedar St neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 90.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
E Edinger Ave / Cedar St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 89.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the E Edinger Ave / Cedar St
What is interesting to note, is that the E Edinger Ave / Cedar St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(46.2%) than are found in 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 E Edinger Ave / Cedar St neighborhood, is that an incredible 80.5% 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.