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 Sitka,
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
Sitka 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, Sitka 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: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Sitka City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 83.3% 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 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Sitka City Center neighborhood has more
Native American and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry and 2.9% have Welsh ancestry.
Sitka City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% 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 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Sitka City Center neighborhood, 0.2% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Sitka 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 20.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.9% of residents in
the Sitka City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Sitka
City Center neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.6%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the City Center neighborhood in
Sitka is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in AK,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 89.8% of the neighborhoods
in Alaska. If you are considering retiring to Alaska, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.