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 Montgomery,
the Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Clearview St / Barnes St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 19.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, in the Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
28.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Clearview St / Barnes St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.3% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 78.9% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Also, the Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood is unique for having just
3.8% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 97.4% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 7.3% of employed workers living in the
Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Clearview St / Barnes St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 98.8% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 45.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 33.1% of the residential real estate vacant, the Clearview St / Barnes St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.