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: Diversity
Did you know that the Westwood Town Center neighborhood has more
Swiss and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 6.9% have Scottish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 3.56 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 98.7% of America.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 52.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Westwood Town Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in California, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Westwood Town Center
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in California,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 97.5% of neighborhoods in
CA. If a California retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Westwood
Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.8% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Westwood Town Center neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.5% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.