When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.3% of residents in
the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 66.5% 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 95.2% of all neighborhoods in America.