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 Bloomfield Hills,
the Charing Cross neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in Michigan, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Charing Cross
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Michigan,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 99.0% of neighborhoods in
MI. If a Michigan retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Charing Cross neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 78.6% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 3.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Charing Cross neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Finally, 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 Charing Cross neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 67.6% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Charing Cross neighborhood has more
Arab and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 0.8% have Lebanese ancestry.
Charing Cross is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Charing Cross neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.2% of neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, one way that the Charing Cross neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Also of note, this Charing Cross neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.0% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.0% of all neighborhoods in America.