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 Westminster,
the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky 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 W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 0.8% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
16.8% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 47.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky 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 97.6% 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.
Furthermore, the real estate in the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky 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, 97.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 100.0% of the real estate in the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the W 92nd Ave / Wadsworth Pky stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 89.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.