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 Cruz,
the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
90.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade choose to walk to work each day
(50.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.6% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, in the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 12.5% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 96.8% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood has more
Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.
U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 95.6% of the real estate in the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the U of California-Santa Cruz / Empire Grade neighborhood could be your paradise. With 31.6% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 3.0% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.