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: Diversity
Did you know that the Harmony Grove neighborhood has more
Romanian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 1.5% have Slovak ancestry.
Harmony Grove is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.3% 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 Harmony Grove
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Harmony Grove neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
10.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 64.6% of the workforce
in the Harmony Grove neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
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 Harmony Grove neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.6% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Harmony Grove neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.8% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Maryland, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Maryland.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates , first-time home buyers and highly educated executives.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 Harmony Grove neighborhood could be your paradise. With 58.7% 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 0.8% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.