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 Lancaster,
the Gorman / Fairmont neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Gorman / Fairmont
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Gorman / Fairmont neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
18.8% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 7.19 residents per square mile, Gorman / Fairmont is less crowded than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about Gorman / Fairmont is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 36.6% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Furthermore, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Gorman / Fairmont neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 33.6%, which is higher than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Gorman / Fairmont neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.4%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Gorman / Fairmont neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 13.2% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gorman / Fairmont neighborhood has more
Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry.