Decades of research underscores the impact of your neighborhood on your health, well-being, and economic success. In addition to providing spaces of culture and connection, the neighborhood you live in shapes your access to good schools, public transportation, parks, grocery stores, and other necessities. As housing costs have skyrocketed in the Bay Area, working-class residents have been pushed out of core “neighborhoods of opportunity” and into neighborhoods at the edge of the region that lack many of the necessary ingredients for health and economic mobility. To achieve inclusive prosperity in the Bay Area, we must ensure that all neighborhoods are places where residents can stay and thrive.
Place indicators track how the region is doing to foster equitable entrepreneurial environments, limit excessive commutes, expand affordable housing, increase neighborhood opportunity, and reduce the risk of gentrification and displacement.