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 Albany,
the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.7% of residents in
the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, in the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr 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 25.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
27.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
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 Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr
In the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
23.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 59.6% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 89.9% of the real estate in the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences / Notre Dame Dr neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 63.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.