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 Fort Collins,
the W Mulberry St / S Shields St 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
W Mulberry St / S Shields 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
W Mulberry St / S Shields St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
W Mulberry St / S Shields St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Colorado.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W Mulberry St / S Shields St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
51.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
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 Mulberry St / S Shields St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 19.6% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Mulberry St / S Shields St neighborhood has more
Czechoslovakian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 4.6% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
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 Mulberry St / S Shields St
In the W Mulberry St / S Shields St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The W Mulberry St / S Shields St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the W Mulberry St / S Shields St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 61.4% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.