The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the NW 56th Ave / W Oakland Park Blvd neighborhood has more
Haitian and West Indian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 28.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 0.2% have West Indian ancestry.
NW 56th Ave / W Oakland Park Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
NW 56th Ave / W Oakland Park Blvd neighborhood about it; they already know. 24.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, the NW 56th Ave / W Oakland Park Blvd neighborhood stands out within Florida
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in FL.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the NW 56th Ave / W Oakland Park Blvd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (55.4%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the NW 56th Ave / W Oakland Park Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.