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Buena Vista

Buena Vista median real estate price is $604,554, which is more expensive than 63.1% of the neighborhoods in California and 91.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.


The average rental price in Buena Vista is currently around $2,079/month, but rents here are currently lower in price than 40.2% of California neighborhoods.


Buena Vista is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in San Jose, California. 


Buena Vista real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedrooms) to medium sized (three or four bedrooms) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Buena Vista 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 Buena Vista are 6.9%, which is lower than one will find in 63.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Buena Vista 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.

The People

The neighbors in the Buena Vista neighborhood in San Jose are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 34.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.


In the Buena Vista neighborhood, 36.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.3%), and 11.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.


In the Buena Vista neighborhood in San Jose, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (58.4%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (8.8%), and residents who report German roots (3.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (3.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 36.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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