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 Hartford,
the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 18.0% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.3% have Brazilian ancestry.
Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
55.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave
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
Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
12.3% 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 98.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(44.0%) than are found in 95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 54.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.5% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 93.5%, which is higher than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Notable & Unique: People
The Capitol Ave / Sisson Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.5% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.