Seal Beach, CA (Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way)



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About Seal Beach, CA (Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way median real estate price is $221,160, which is less expensive than 91.5% of California neighborhoods and 48.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way is currently $757, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 99.7% of California neighborhoods.

Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Seal Beach, California.

Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way 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 townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way are 4.5%, which is lower than one will find in 77.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, divorcees may find friendship and understanding in this neighborhood, as 27.9% of its residents are divorced. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis found that this divorce rate is higher than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood, is that an incredible 91.4% 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.

In addition, the Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 96.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Furthermore, real estate in the Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Also of note, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 35.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood has more Swedish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 1.8% have British ancestry.

Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood in Seal Beach are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood, 39.5% 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 executive, management, and professional occupations, with 35.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.8%), and 6.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Spanish, German/Yiddish and Japanese.

The Neighbors: 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 Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood in Seal Beach, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (14.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (13.4%), and residents who report Asian roots (12.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (10.0%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.8%), among others. In addition, 21.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

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 Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (85.9%) 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 (12.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way 0.101011101001110
Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 4.49

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way 0.101011101001110
Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 24.97

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Thunderbird Dr / Merion Way 0.101011101001110
Seal Beach 0.101011101001110
California 88

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Quality

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Better than of CA school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
11481 Foster Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Oak Middle School
10821 Oak St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
06-08
Jack L. Weaver Elementary School
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Francis Hopkinson Elementary School
12582 Kensington Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Los Alamitos Elementary School
10862 Bloomfield St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
Los Alamitos High School
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
09-12
Sharon Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
4112 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
06-08
Rossmoor Elementary School
3272 Shakespeare Dr.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
KG-05
J. H. Mcgaugh Elementary School
1698 Bolsa Ave.
Seal Beach, CA 90740
KG-05

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