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 Norfolk,
the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 36.8% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 51.6% 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
97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood stands out within Virginia
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 8%
of college-friendly places to live in VA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.2% have Slovak ancestry.
Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 67.8% of the workforce
in the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 97.4% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School choose to walk to work each day
(15.4%) 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: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 66.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.2% of American neighborhoods.