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 Kodiak,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Kodiak City Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Kodiak City Center 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Kodiak City Center neighborhood has more
Asian and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 59.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 5.7% have Native American ancestry.
Kodiak City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 35.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Kodiak City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Kodiak City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 76.5% 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 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Kodiak
City Center (26.3%) than in 98.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Kodiak City Center 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 12.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Kodiak City Center
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
41.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 96.9% of American neighborhoods.