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: Occupations
The Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.9% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 82.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave 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
Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 78.1% of the adults living in the
Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 95.0% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 11.6% of residents in
the Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, in the Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 13.8% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 97.7% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Finally, in the Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood, 21.3% of people
ride the train 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 train ridership than in 96.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood has more
Swiss and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.7% have Brazilian ancestry.
Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Ashby Ave / Telegraph Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.