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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Mid-City median real estate price is $1,600,015, which is more expensive than 86.7% of the neighborhoods in California and 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Mid-City is currently $3,445, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.4% of the neighborhoods in California.

Mid-City is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Santa Monica, California.

Mid-City real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Mid-City neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.7% in Mid-City. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 55.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Monica, the Mid-City neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 5.8% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Mid-City neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

Modes of Transportation

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 Mid-City neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 5.8% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Mid-City neighborhood has more Eastern European and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 3.3% have Iranian ancestry.

Mid-City is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Mid-City neighborhood in Santa Monica are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 87.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.3% of U.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 Mid-City neighborhood, 65.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 13.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (12.9%), and 7.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

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 Mid-City neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Persian, Chinese and Korean.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Mid-City neighborhood in Santa Monica, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (15.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report German roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (7.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 23.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

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 Mid-City neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (59.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also bicycle to get to work (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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