Real Estate Prices and Overview
Cardiff-by-the-Sea median real estate price is $1,152,455, which is more expensive than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Cardiff-by-the-Sea is currently $2,207, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.5% of the neighborhoods in California.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Encinitas, California. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Cardiff-by-the-Sea real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea has a 12.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.0% of American neighborhoods). This could either signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood, or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied, which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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 Encinitas, the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Cardiff-by-the-Sea 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, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in shear abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 26.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood has more Iranian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 0.8% have Brazilian ancestry.
Cardiff-by-the-Sea is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 13.6% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, 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 Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 3.8% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives live in the area, the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood should be on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis places it as one of the top 13.3% executive lifestyle neighborhoods in the state of California. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
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 Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood in Encinitas are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 87.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.4% 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 77.4% 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 shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood, 51.6% 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 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.7%), and 7.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood in Encinitas, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (14.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.8%) , and residents who report Irish roots (5.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (5.0%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.1%), among others .
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.0%).
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 Cardiff-by-the-Sea neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (54.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
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