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 Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd
What is interesting to note, is that the Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(65.3%) than are found in 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note, 75.0% 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: Real Estate
The Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 40,626 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Southwestern Law School / Wilshire 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 94.8% 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 Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd 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, 91.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 97.0% of the real estate in the Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood buck
34.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd neighborhood has more
Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry.
Southwestern Law School / Wilshire Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.