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: Diversity
Did you know that the Melrose Ave / N Vista St neighborhood has more
Hungarian and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 6.1% have Armenian ancestry.
Melrose Ave / N Vista St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% 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 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 5.9% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Melrose Ave / N Vista St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Melrose Ave / N Vista St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 97.4% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 66.4% of the adults living in the
Melrose Ave / N Vista St neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.0%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.3% of residents in
the Melrose Ave / N Vista St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Melrose Ave / N Vista St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.