The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
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.
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
The Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.4% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.8%
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: 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, in the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School 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 15.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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.