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 Los Angeles,
the W College St / N Broadway neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W College St / N Broadway neighborhood has more
Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 83.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry.
W College St / N Broadway is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 67.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the W College St / N Broadway
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(75.9%) than are found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the W College St / N Broadway
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W College St / N Broadway neighborhood, 1.0% of people ride
a ferry 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 ferry
ridership than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in W College St / N Broadway choose to walk to work each day
(25.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W College St / N Broadway
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.4% of the neighborhoods
In addition, the W College St / N Broadway neighborhood stands out within California
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in CA.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 94.0% of the real estate in the W College St / N Broadway neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the W College St / N Broadway 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 88.7% 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.