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 Fairfield,
the Greenfield Hill neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 0.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Greenfield Hill neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Greenfield Hill 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 Connecticut by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.3%
of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 77.9% 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
98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Greenfield Hill neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
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 Greenfield Hill
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Greenfield Hill neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
14.8% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Greenfield Hill neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.6% have Austrian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Greenfield Hill neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.4%
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: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 21.3% of the
Greenfield Hill neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.6% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Greenfield Hill neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Greenfield Hill neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.7% of neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, this Greenfield Hill neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 98.0% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 97.0% of all neighborhoods in America.