The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Farmington Ave / Waterville Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 95.0%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Farmington Ave / Waterville Rd also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Farmington Ave / Waterville Rd 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 97.1%
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 active retirees.
Also, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 34.8% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Farmington Ave / Waterville Rd neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.8% have Eastern European ancestry.
Farmington Ave / Waterville Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% 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 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Farmington Ave / Waterville Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.2% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 65.3%
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.