Wilshire Square median real estate price is $762,852, which is more expensive than 51.6% of the neighborhoods in California and 87.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Wilshire Square is currently $3,042, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 57.0% of California neighborhoods.
Wilshire Square is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Ana, California.
Wilshire Square real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Wilshire Square neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Wilshire Square are 4.7%, which is lower than one will find in 69.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Wilshire Square is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Wilshire Square neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the Wilshire Square 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 1.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of California.
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Wilshire Square neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 98.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Wilshire Square neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 Wilshire Square neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 35.9% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
Did you know that the Wilshire Square neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 84.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Wilshire Square is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 77.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Wilshire Square neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Wilshire Square neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (43.6%) than are found in 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Wilshire Square neighborhood in Santa Ana are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 80.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 18.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Wilshire Square neighborhood, 44.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (19.8%), and 9.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Wilshire Square neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 77.3% of households. Some people also speak English (20.4%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Wilshire Square neighborhood in Santa Ana, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (84.1%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (3.5%), and residents who report English roots (3.2%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.7%). In addition, 43.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Wilshire Square neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (68.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (17.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.