When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd neighborhood has more
British and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 2.1% have Romanian ancestry.
Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
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 42.4% 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
98.7% 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.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Connecticut, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Connecticut,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods in
CT. If a Connecticut retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
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 highly educated executives.
Also, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd 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 Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd
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
Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.1% 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 98.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 36.3% of the
Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.9% of America's
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd
neighborhood, analysis shows that 11.5% 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
95.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 67.7% of the workforce
in the Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Putnam Ave / Old Church Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.6% 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.