Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Fort Knox,
the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 36.7% of employed workers living in the
Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.8% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 15.0% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 1.3% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Kentucky.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights
In the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 74.5% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood has more
Belgian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 0.7% have Brazilian ancestry.
Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.7%, which is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in shear abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 29.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.