The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
W Colfax Ave / Broadway 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
W Colfax Ave / Broadway community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, 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: 63.7%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.5% 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.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the W Colfax Ave / Broadway neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 68.8% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The W Colfax Ave / Broadway neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.6% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 72.2%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Colfax Ave / Broadway neighborhood has more
British and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.8% have Canadian ancestry.
W Colfax Ave / Broadway is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the W Colfax Ave / Broadway
In the W Colfax Ave / Broadway neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 W Colfax Ave / Broadway neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 6.6% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the W Colfax Ave / Broadway 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 24.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the W Colfax Ave / Broadway
neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.6% 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
97.6% 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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the W Colfax Ave / Broadway 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, 95.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.3% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the W Colfax Ave / Broadway 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 94.3% 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.
Also of note, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the W Colfax Ave / Broadway neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 63.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.