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Lakewood is a planned, post-World War II community.Developers Louis Boyar, Mark Taper and Ben Weingart are credited with "altering forever the map of Southern California."[9] Begun in late 1949, the completion of the developers' plan in 1953 helped in the transformation of mass-produced housing from its early phases in the 1930s and 1940s to the reality of the 1950s.

WWII veterans could get home loans with no down payment and a 30-year mortgage at only 4 percent interest. On the first day of sales, on March 24, 1950, an estimated 30,000 people lined up to walk through a row of seven model houses. By the end of April, more than 200,000 people had flocked to the Lakewood Park sales office and more than 1,000 families had purchased homes (30 per day on average). Once, 107 homes sold in just one hour. The monthly cost was $44 to $56, including principal, interest and insurance.

The building of Lakewood broke records. Empty fields became 17,500 houses in less than three years. A new house was completed every 7 1/2 minutes, 40 to 60 houses per day, with a record 110 completed in a single day.

The feel of this transformation from the point of view of a resident growing up in Lakewood was captured by D. J. Waldie in his memoir Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir.

Lakewood's primary thoroughfares are mostly boulevards with landscaped medians, with frontage roads on either side in residential districts. Unlike in most similar configurations, however, access to the main road from the frontage road is only possible from infrequently spaced collector streets. This arrangement, hailed by urban planners of the day, is a compromise between the traditional urban grid and the arrangement of winding "drives" and culs-de-sac that dominates contemporary suburban and exurban design.

As the unincorporated Lakewood grew to a community of more than 70,000 residents, so grew its municipal needs. Lakewood in 1953 had three choices: be annexed to nearby Long Beach, remain unincorporated and continue to receive county services, or incorporate as a city under a novel plan that continued county services under contract. In 1954, residents chose the latter option and voted to incorporate as a city, the largest community in the country ever to do so and the first city in Los Angeles County to incorporate since 1939.

Lakewood is credited as a pioneer among California cities in service provision. Although it is an incorporated city, Lakewood still contracts for most municipal services, with most of these provided by Los Angeles County and, to a lesser extent, by other public agencies and private industry. Lakewood was the first city in the nation to contract for all of its municipal services when it incorporated as a municipality in 1954, making it the nation's first "contract city." Many other Los Angeles suburbs, such as Cerritos, Bellflower, Walnut, and Diamond Bar, have adopted the so-called "Lakewood Plan." About half the cities in Los Angeles County contract for law enforcement from Los Angeles County though the County Sheriff's Department.
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  • City Center
  • Lakewood Country Club
  • Lakewood Mutual Northeast
  • Lakewood Park
  • Lakewood Park North
  • Lakewood Park South
  • Mae Boyar Park
  • Mayfair
  • Mayfair East
  • Mayfair South
  • City Center

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Median real estate price in the City Center of Lakewood is $827,634, which is more expensive than 57.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Lakewood City Center is currently $4,189, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.9% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Lakewood City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Real estate in the City Center of Lakewood, CA is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Lakewood City Center, the current vacancy rate is 1.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lakewood City Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    NOTABLE & UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS
    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.

    Real Estate
    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 Lakewood City Center neighborhood, is that an incredible 96.9% 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.

    People
    If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Lakewood City Center neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 14.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of California. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Lakewood City Center neighborhood has more Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry.

    Lakewood City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.



    THE NEIGHBORS
    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 City Center neighborhood in Lakewood 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 86.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.9% 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 75.6% of America's neighborhoods.

    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 Lakewood City Center neighborhood, 38.8% 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 24.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.8%), and 13.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    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 Lakewood City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Chinese.

    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 City Center neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (18.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (13.9%), and residents who report German roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.9%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 11.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    GETTING TO WORK
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Lakewood City Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Here most residents (82.2%) 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.
  • Lakewood Country Club

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW


    Lakewood Country Club median real estate price is $970,131, which is more expensive than 67.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 92.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Lakewood Country Club is currently $4,387, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 78.7% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Lakewood Country Club is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Lakewood Country Club real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lakewood Country Club neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.5% in Lakewood Country Club. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 58.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

    NOTABLE & UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS
    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 get around.

    Real Estate
    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 Lakewood Country Club neighborhood, is that an incredible 97.5% 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.

    Diversity
    Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

    Migration / Stability
    Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the Lakewood Country Club neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.



    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Lakewood Country Club neighborhood in Lakewood 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 86.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.2% 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 64.8% of America's neighborhoods.

    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Lakewood Country Club neighborhood, 42.3% 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 23.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.6%), and 15.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    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 Lakewood Country Club neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and African languages.

    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 Lakewood Country Club neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (25.1%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.1%), and residents who report German roots (13.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.3%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.8%), among others. In addition, 14.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    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 Lakewood Country Club neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Here most residents (78.9%) 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 (8.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Lakewood Mutual Northeast

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Lakewood Mutual Northeast median real estate price is $825,966, which is more expensive than 57.0% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Lakewood Mutual Northeast is currently $3,654, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.5% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Lakewood Mutual Northeast is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Lakewood Mutual Northeast real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Lakewood Mutual Northeast, the current vacancy rate is 1.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lakewood Mutual Northeast is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    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 Lakewood, the Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood has more Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.

    Lakewood Mutual Northeast is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.



    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood in Lakewood are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 78.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.7% 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 76.4% of America's neighborhoods.

    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood, 37.3% 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 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (19.7%), and 18.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    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 Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood is English, spoken by 53.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

    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 Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (26.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (24.9%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.8%), among others. In addition, 26.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    GETTING TO WORK
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Lakewood Mutual Northeast neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (83.3%) 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 (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Lakewood Park

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW
     
    Lakewood Park median real estate price is $824,796, which is more expensive than 56.8% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Lakewood Park is currently $4,765, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.9% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Lakewood Park is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Lakewood Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lakewood Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Lakewood Park, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lakewood Park is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    NOTABLE & UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS
    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.

    Real Estate
    This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Lakewood Park neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

    In addition, 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 Lakewood Park neighborhood, is that an incredible 95.2% 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.

    Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Lakewood Park neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 97.9% of all American neighborhoods.

    People
    The Lakewood Park neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 9.4% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of California. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Lakewood Park neighborhood has more British and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 2.3% have Danish ancestry.




    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Lakewood Park neighborhood in Lakewood 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 87.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.8% 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 79.2% of America's neighborhoods.

    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 Lakewood Park neighborhood, 51.5% 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 16.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.5%), and 14.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Lakewood Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (13.6%).

    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 Lakewood Park neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (26.9%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (19.3%), and residents who report English roots (9.3%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.0%), among others. In addition, 12.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    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 Lakewood Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (78.7%) 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 (6.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Lakewood Park North

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Lakewood Park North median real estate price is $853,285, which is more expensive than 60.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 90.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Lakewood Park North is currently $4,536, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.6% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Lakewood Park North is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Lakewood Park North real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lakewood Park North neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Lakewood Park North are 3.7%, which is lower than one will find in 76.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lakewood Park North is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    NOTABLE & UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS
    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 get around.

    Real Estate
    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 Lakewood Park North neighborhood, is that an incredible 93.6% 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.

    In addition, the Lakewood Park North 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 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Lakewood Park North neighborhood has more Armenian and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 1.9% have Danish ancestry.

    Lakewood Park North is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.



    THE NEIGHBORS
    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 Lakewood Park North neighborhood in Lakewood 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 85.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.3% 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 64.2% of America's neighborhoods.

    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 Lakewood Park North neighborhood, 37.3% 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 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.3%), and 17.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    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 Lakewood Park North neighborhood is English, spoken by 68.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

    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 Lakewood Park North neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (27.8%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report German roots (14.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.2%), among others. In addition, 15.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    GETTING TO WORK
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Lakewood Park North neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (85.0%) 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 (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Lakewood Park South

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Lakewood Park South median real estate price is $861,676, which is more expensive than 60.7% of the neighborhoods in California and 90.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Lakewood Park South is currently $4,583, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.1% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Lakewood Park South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Lakewood Park South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Lakewood Park South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

    Real estate vacancies in Lakewood Park South are 3.7%, which is lower than one will find in 76.6% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lakewood Park South is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    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 Lakewood, the Lakewood Park South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    People
    Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Lakewood Park South 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 Lakewood Park South community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

    In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Lakewood Park South neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 10.7% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of California. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

    Real Estate
    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 Lakewood Park South neighborhood, is that an incredible 88.0% 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.

    In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Lakewood Park South neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 96.7% of all American neighborhoods.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Lakewood Park South neighborhood has more Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry.




    THE NEIGHBORS
    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 Lakewood Park South neighborhood in Lakewood 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 93.7% of the neighborhoods in America. 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 old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Lakewood Park South neighborhood, 46.3% 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 25.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.6%), and 10.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    Languages
    The most common language spoken in the Lakewood Park South neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.6%).

    Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Lakewood Park South neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (23.2%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report English roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.9%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.

    GETTING TO WORK
    How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Lakewood Park South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (75.7%) 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 (13.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Mae Boyar Park

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Mae Boyar Park median real estate price is $839,582, which is more expensive than 58.4% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Mae Boyar Park is currently $5,012, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.1% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Mae Boyar Park is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Mae Boyar Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mae Boyar Park neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Mae Boyar Park are 5.4%, which is lower than one will find in 65.3% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Mae Boyar Park is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    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 Lakewood, the Mae Boyar Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    Real Estate
    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 Mae Boyar Park neighborhood, is that an incredible 96.9% 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.

    In addition, the Mae Boyar Park 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 98.5% 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 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.

    People
    The Mae Boyar Park neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 7.6% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of California. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Mae Boyar Park neighborhood has more Armenian 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.

    Mae Boyar Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.



    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Mae Boyar Park neighborhood in Lakewood 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 88.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.7% 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 79.6% of America's neighborhoods.

    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 Mae Boyar Park neighborhood, 48.8% 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 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.5%), and 12.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

    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 Mae Boyar Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

    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 Mae Boyar Park neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (17.2%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (12.8%), and residents who report German roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (9.6%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.9%), among others. In addition, 10.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    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 Mae Boyar Park neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (81.6%) 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 (7.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Mayfair

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Mayfair median real estate price is $830,555, which is more expensive than 57.4% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Mayfair is currently $4,052, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 71.9% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Mayfair is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Mayfair real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mayfair neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    Real estate vacancies in Mayfair are 4.1%, which is lower than one will find in 74.5% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Mayfair is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

    NOTABLE & UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS
    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.

    Real Estate
    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 Mayfair neighborhood, is that an incredible 88.1% 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.

    People
    An extraordinary 12.4% of the residents of the Mayfair neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during the summer when many students are away.

    In addition, the Mayfair 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 10.0% of college-friendly places to live in CA.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Mayfair neighborhood has more Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry.

    Mayfair is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.




    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Mayfair neighborhood in Lakewood 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 85.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% 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 78.2% of America's neighborhoods.

    The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Mayfair neighborhood, 51.2% 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 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.0%), and 12.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    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 Mayfair neighborhood is English, spoken by 71.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

    Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Mayfair neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (22.2%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report English roots (10.7%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.9%), among others. In addition, 13.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    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 Mayfair neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (82.4%) 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 (11.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Mayfair East

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

    Mayfair East median real estate price is $898,587, which is more expensive than 64.2% of the neighborhoods in California and 91.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Mayfair East is currently $3,291, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.3% of California neighborhoods.

    Mayfair East is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Mayfair East real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mayfair East neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Mayfair East, the current vacancy rate is 1.5%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Mayfair East is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    NOTABLE & UNIQUE NEIGHBORHOOD CHARACTERISTICS
    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.

    Real Estate
    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 Mayfair East neighborhood, is that an incredible 84.6% 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.

    Diversity
    Significantly, 8.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.



    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Mayfair East neighborhood in Lakewood 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 86.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.0% 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 59.2% of America's neighborhoods.

    What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

    In the Mayfair East neighborhood, 38.1% 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 25.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.8%), and 16.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    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 Mayfair East neighborhood is English, spoken by 66.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

    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 Mayfair East neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (30.7%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (21.3%), and residents who report English roots (6.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.6%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 24.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    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 Mayfair East neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

    Here most residents (80.1%) 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 (12.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
  • Mayfair South

    REAL ESTATE PRICES & OVERVIEW

     
    Mayfair South median real estate price is $836,086, which is more expensive than 58.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 89.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

    The average rental price in Mayfair South is currently $4,252, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 76.1% of the neighborhoods in California.

    Mayfair South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, California.

    Mayfair South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mayfair South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

    In Mayfair South, the current vacancy rate is 1.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 89.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Mayfair South is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

    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 Lakewood, the Mayfair South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

    People
    Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Mayfair South 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 Mayfair South community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

    In addition, the Mayfair South 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 9.4% of college-friendly places to live in CA.

    Real Estate
    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 Mayfair South neighborhood, is that an incredible 87.4% 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.

    Diversity
    Did you know that the Mayfair South neighborhood has more Portuguese and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 4.5% have Dutch ancestry.

    Mayfair South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.




    THE NEIGHBORS
    There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

    The neighbors in the Mayfair South neighborhood in Lakewood are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 75.3% of the neighborhoods in America. 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 old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

    In the Mayfair South neighborhood, 38.2% 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 21.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.9%), and 18.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

    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 Mayfair South neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region) and Italian.

    Ethnicity / Ancestry
    Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

    In the Mayfair South neighborhood in Lakewood, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (22.0%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (11.8%), and residents who report German roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (4.9%), among others. In addition, 12.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

    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 Mayfair South neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

    Here most residents (79.6%) 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 (10.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
Dan McWhorter     Realtor     RE/MAX College Park Realty     11887 Valley View Street     Garden Grove, CA 92845Powered by Homes7.com