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 Boulder,
the 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
30th St / Aurora Ave 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
30th St / Aurora Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, an extraordinary 52.7% of the residents of the
30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 55.0%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 98.5% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Finally, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
CO. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 13.2% of residents in
the 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in 30th St / Aurora Ave choose to walk to work each day
(18.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood has more
British and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 6.2% have Swedish ancestry.
30th St / Aurora Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 92.2% of the real estate in the 30th St / Aurora Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the real estate in the 30th St / Aurora Ave 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, 80.7% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.4% of American neighborhoods.