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 Anchorage,
the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.1%, which is higher than 99.2% 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.
Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 68.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Also of note, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 41.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 40.6% of employed workers living in the
Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 47.3% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.3% 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 Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 70.2% 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 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr 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.
Also, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Davis Hwy / Richardson Dr (21.0%) than in 95.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.