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: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The South Pasadena City Center neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, South Pasadena City Center is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, the South Pasadena City Center 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 96.1% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the South Pasadena City Center neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 79.4% 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 97.2% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the South Pasadena City Center stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 87.8% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Finally, despite all of the residential real estate here in the South Pasadena City Center neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 35.5%, which is higher than 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the South Pasadena
City Center neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the South Pasadena City Center
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 60.3% 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
99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, if you're planning where to retire, the City Center neighborhood in
South Pasadena is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in FL,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 89.2% of the neighborhoods
in Florida. If you are considering retiring to Florida, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the South Pasadena City Center neighborhood has more
Armenian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 4.7% have Russian ancestry.
South Pasadena City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the South Pasadena City Center neighborhood buck
22.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.