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 Long Beach,
the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 3.5% of the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
99.8% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, 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 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 60.3% 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
99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, an extraordinary 13.1% of the residents of the
W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, of note, 60.2% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood has more
Greek and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 0.8% have Iranian ancestry.
W 6th St / N Virginia Ct is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,187 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct 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 99.1% 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.
Furthermore, the real estate in the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 86.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 83.4% of the real estate in the W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood 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 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 W 6th St / N Virginia Ct
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
W 6th St / N Virginia Ct neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.8% 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 96.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.