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 DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park neighborhood has more
Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 3.1% of employed workers living in the
DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 98.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, the DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 95.2% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 90% of the neighborhoods in
AK. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the DeBarr Vista / Homesite Park neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 35.4% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.