The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, the Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd neighborhood stands out within California
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in CA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 62.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 94.1% of commuters who live in the
Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 99.5% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 99.1% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 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 Colima Rd / Telegraph Rd neighborhood, is that an incredible 84.0% 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.