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: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 72,311 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.3% of America'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 Bush St / Powell St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Bush St / Powell St 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 97.3% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Bush St / Powell St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 96.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.5% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, 96.0% of the real estate in the Bush St / Powell St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Finally, 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 Bush St / Powell St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 84.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Bush St / Powell St 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
Bush St / Powell St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Bush St / Powell St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 68.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, a unique characteristic about the people in the Bush St / Powell St
neighborhood is that a majority of them are young, single professionals.
In fact, there are more young, single professionals in this one community
than 95.2% of neighborhoods in the U.S. Here you'll
find an active nightlife nearby with lots of opportunities to flirt
and find romance.
In addition to being an excellent choice for young, single professionals, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Bush St / Powell St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 53.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Bush St / Powell St neighborhood buck
66.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bush St / Powell St neighborhood has more
Canadian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 30.7% have Asian ancestry.
Bush St / Powell St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.