When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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. 79.1% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 99.9% 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 1.2% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Kentucky.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
99.8% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
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 18.5% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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: 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, 1.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 0.8% have Brazilian ancestry.
Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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. 68.9% 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 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
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 98.8%, which is higher than 99.1% 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, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Dietz Acres / Gaffey Heights neighborhood could be your paradise. With 40.0% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.