The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 62.0%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Also, an extraordinary 15.6% of the residents of the
N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd neighborhood has more
Russian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.5% have Iranian ancestry.
N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% 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 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd choose to walk to work each day
(15.4%) 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: Real Estate
In addition, the N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd 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 95.4% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 91.2% 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 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, 95.7% of the real estate in the N Highland Ave / W Sunset Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.