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 Corvallis,
the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 15.1% of residents in
the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd choose to walk to work each day
(38.8%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
63.9% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
OR. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 68.0% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.7% of employed workers living in the
Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 96.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 86.0% of the real estate in the Oregon State U / SW Philomath Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.