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: Real Estate
Ocean City Town Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Ocean City Town Center neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 85.1%, which is higher than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Ocean City
Town Center neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Ocean City
Town Center community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ocean City Town Center neighborhood has more
English and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 0.7% have Austrian ancestry.
Ocean City Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% 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 Ocean City Town Center
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 Ocean City
Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.8% 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 96.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Ocean City Town Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!