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 36.4% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 76.4% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 99.7% of the neighborhoods
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 1.4% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Kentucky.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
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 99.4% 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. 72.8% 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 98.7% 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, 0.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 0.6% 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 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 98.8% of the real estate in the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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, 35.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.