When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 8.3% have Arab ancestry.
Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd 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
Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood is a great option for families,
as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The
combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied
single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top
10.0% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the
state of Alabama. Many other families also live here, making
it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition,
families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of
the local schools.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 5.1% of employed workers living in the
Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood stands out by having 95.4% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4% of all American
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 78.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Also of note, this Ray Thorington Rd / Wisdomwood Rd neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.6% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.8% of all neighborhoods in America.