Interesting article but by looking only at the ratio of the number of 5-9 year olds to 0-4 year olds different conclusions could be drawn.
If families having 5-9 year olds are more established and have more money than families having 0-4 year olds, then the cost of housing is probably higher in Saratoga than Sunnyvale.
Let's see the median price of a home in Sunnyvale is currently about $900,000. The median price of a home in Saratoga is about $1,700,000. Yup ... I can predict the prices of homes based on the ratio of 6-9 year olds to 0-4 year olds. :)
Also 6-9 year olds need more room than 0-4 year olds. The houses in Saratoga are probably bigger than the houses in Sunnyvale. The avg size of a home in Saratoga is about 2,700 sf. The avg size of a home in Sunnyvale is about 1,600 sf. Yup ... I can predict the avg home size by the ratio of 6-9 year olds to 0-4 year olds. :)
Thank you for the article,
Juliana Lee - a friend of Mark Twain
Keller Williams Realty