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
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 8.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave
neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.5% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
98.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 19.2% of the
Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.3% of America's
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.7% have Ukrainian ancestry.
Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French 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 Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 Shattuck Ave / Alcatraz Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 66.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.