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About Walnut Creek, CA (Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr median real estate price is $481,298, which is less expensive than 53.5% of California neighborhoods and 53.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr is currently $2,049, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.0% of the neighborhoods in California.

Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Walnut Creek, California.

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

Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr has a 11.9% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

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 Walnut Creek, the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 66.7% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, for many reasons, Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr is rated by NeighborhoodScout as one of the top 1.8% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time home buyers in the state of California. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the last five years compared to other CA neighborhoods, protecting your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location, which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer. In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood, analysis shows that 18.4% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, while most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood stands out by having 94.9% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood has more Austrian and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 2.4% have Swiss ancestry.

Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% 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 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr 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 88.4% 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.

In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 38.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.5% of neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood in Walnut Creek are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.5% 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

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 Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood, 59.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.6%), and 4.7% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood in Walnut Creek, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.7%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (10.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 19.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Korean, Chinese and Persian.

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 Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (94.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

44 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (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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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Crime
Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr 0.101011101001110
Walnut Creek 0.101011101001110
California 4.26

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Terra Granada Dr / Ptarmigan Dr 0.101011101001110
Walnut Creek 0.101011101001110
California 26.18

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Walnut Creek 0.101011101001110
California 90

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (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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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Acalanes Center For Independent Study School
1963 Tice Valley Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
09-12
Miramonte High School
750 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA, 94563
09-12
Las Lomas High School
1460 S. Main St.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
09-12
Campolindo High School
300 Moraga Rd.
Moraga, CA, 94556
09-12
Acalanes High School
1200 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Lafayette, CA, 94549
09-12

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WALNUT CREEK ELEMENTARY


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Better than of CA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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
Tice Creek School
1847 Newell Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
KG-08
Parkmead Elementary School
1920 Magnolia Way
Walnut Creek, CA, 94595
KG-05
Walnut Heights Elementary School
4064 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
KG-05
Walnut Creek Intermediate School
2425 Walnut Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
06-08
Murwood Elementary School
2050 Vanderslice Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596
KG-05
Indian Valley Elementary School
551 Marshall Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598
KG-05
Buena Vista Elementary School
2355 San Juan Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA, 94597
KG-05

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