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 Auburn,
the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods
Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.4% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Alabama.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
77.9% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Finally, one of the most interesting things about the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 52.6% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 8.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr 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 24.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 72.7% 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 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood has more
Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.
W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 91.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 87.8% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W Glenn Ave / Hemlock Dr neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.8%, which is higher than 97.3% 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.