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 Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave 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 Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave neighborhood has more
Armenian and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 1.6% have Spanish ancestry.
Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 59.0% 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
99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 48,641 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.5% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.1%, which is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, the Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave 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 93.3% 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.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.6% of all neighborhoods 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.
What is interesting to note, is that the Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(48.2%) than are found in 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Franklin Ave / N Normandie Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.0% 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 95.0% 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.