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 Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 0.28 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.7% of America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Port Lions / Old Harbor 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, Port Lions / Old Harbor 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.
One of the notable things about Port Lions / Old Harbor is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 39.4%, which is higher than 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood has more
Native American and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 6.4% have Russian ancestry.
Port Lions / Old Harbor is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.9% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 99.3% 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.
Furthermore, with 3.0% of employed workers living in the
Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 98.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
In addition, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 95.6% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
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 Port Lions / Old Harbor
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Port Lions / Old Harbor neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 70.0% 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 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Port Lions / Old Harbor choose to walk to work each day
(13.6%) 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.