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 Sterling Heights,
the 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd neighborhood has more
Arab and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 0.8% have Belgian ancestry.
17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd neighborhood stands out within Michigan
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 10%
of college-friendly places to live in MI.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 92.6% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, this 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd 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 97.7% 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 96.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, owner-occupied real estate dominates the 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.2% of neighborhoods in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 1.0%, the 17 Mile Rd / Dequindre Rd neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.