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 Telluride,
the Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood has more
Scottish and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 2.5% have Swiss ancestry.
Ophir / Sawpit is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Ophir / Sawpit
neighborhood, analysis shows that 17.6% 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
99.1% 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.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.8% of residents in
the Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about Ophir / Sawpit is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 40.4%, which is higher than 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.5%)
living in the Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Ophir / Sawpit neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.8% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Colorado, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Colorado.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.