When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.1% of residents in
the Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, in the Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 12.5% 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 96.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd neighborhood has more
Iranian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 22.6% have Asian ancestry.
Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Park Blvd / Macarthur Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.