SanJuanCapistranoWindshieldSurvey Theresa And Sue Final
Susan Groh, R.N. and Theresa Laurente, R.N.
A windshield survey of a San Juan Capistrano community in the zip code area of 92675 (see Figure 1, Appendix) was performed to get a sense of neighborhood characteristics and to assess the area for opportunities to improve the health of the community (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2012). There was a focus on the Los Rios Street neighborhood (see Figure 2, Appendix) in the central part of the city where a high number of low-income Hispanics/Latinos live (United States Census Bureau [U.S. Census Bureau], 2012).
The city of San Jun Capistrano had an estimated population of 35,123 on 2011. The …show more content…
In contrast, the neighborhoods with the largest homes were gated and inaccessible to the general public. The streets with the newer and larger homes were mostly vacant of parked cars, and the models of cars parked in the driveways and street included Mercedes Benz, and BMW. The front yards were well manicured and looked like they were designed professionally.
Numerous medium and small sized parks were distributed throughout the neighborhoods. Some of the larger parks had playground equipment, and the smaller park areas consisted mainly of open grass areas with benches. Alongside the road there was a riding trail and the entrance to a large equestrian park. Other recreational facilities noted include a large sports park, soccer fields, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, community pool, and community garden. The team drove by three