Flashcards in Case Study: Social Inequality in 2 Contrasting Places: Northwood Deck (52)
Where is Northwood located?
North of the City of Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
What is Irvine's vision statement?
'To create and maintain a community where people can live, work, and play in an environment that is safe, vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing.'
Irvine is an edge city. What is this?
A substantial urban development on the fringe of an existing conurbation. It was formally planned.
How far is Northwood from Newport beach?
Where are the Santa Ana mountains in relation to Northwood?
They sit to the east
What is the average salary in Northwood?
What is the national average salary?
Housing: What is the standard housing?
Single-family houses on large plots
Housing: How many people own their own house?
Housing: How many people have lived there for more than 10 years?
Housing: How many people live in each house on average?
Housing: What are the streets like?
Lined with eucalyptus trees which were windbreaks when the area was farmland.
What do houses cost?
$500,000 - $1 million+
Environment: what is the climate like?
Environment: What is there easy access to?
Environment: What is the AreaVibes Liveability Score for Northwood?
Environment: Where did Northwood rank on NerdWallet's list of best cities for young families in Southern California
Health: What is the healthcare like?
Excellent, even by AC standards
Health: What is air quality like?
Low air pollution as it is located on the edge of the Los Angeles conurbation so avoids smog
Crime: How do crime levels in Northwood compare to the US average?
Crime: How safe is Irvine?
Safer than 96% of cities in California
Crime: How prevalent is crime?
Violent crime events= 50/100,000 people
Crime = What is the national average for violent crime?
Education: How good are schools?
Among the best achieving in the USA
Education: Sierra Vista Middle School
Scored 922/1000 in the 2007 Academic Performance Index Base
Education: Northwood high school
Won a Gold Score Award
Education: How many residents have masters or doctorates?
Education: How many residents aged 25+ have first degrees?
Education: How good are school test results?
60% higher than US average