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 Sunnyvale,
the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(56.8%) than are found in 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood has more
Asian and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.0% have Armenian ancestry.
S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 28,923 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, 98.5% of the real estate in the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real 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 90.6% 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.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 80.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 34.5% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
CA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: 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 S Bernardo Ave / W El Camino Real neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.