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 Dallas,
the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 63.7% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 79.1% 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
98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, a unique characteristic about the people in the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd
neighborhood is that a majority of them are young, single professionals.
In fact, there are more young, single professionals in this one community
than 97.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S. Here you'll
find an active nightlife nearby with lots of opportunities to flirt
and find romance.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood has more
Finnish and British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 1.7% have British ancestry.
Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.0% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 69.4%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
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 Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 99.6% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.8%, which is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd 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, 93.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Finally, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Skillman St / Southwestern Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 88.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America.