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 Denver,
the Holly Hills neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Holly Hills 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
Holly Hills community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Holly Hills neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 69.0% 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.
Also, a majority of the adults in the Holly Hills neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Colorado by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 95.1%
of the neighborhoods in Colorado.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, families with school-aged children and active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Holly Hills neighborhood has more
Spanish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 20.4% have English ancestry.
Holly Hills is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Holly Hills neighborhood, is that an incredible 90.6% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.