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: Diversity
Did you know that the Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St neighborhood has more
Canadian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 6.7% have Scottish ancestry.
Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 19.9% 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 99.4% 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: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.8% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in California, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in California.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 46.6%, which is higher than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 37.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Wisconsin Ave / Connecticut St stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 81.6% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.