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 Old Lyme,
the Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 46.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, 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 32.7% 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
96.0% 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.
Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 66.1% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods
Finally, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.2% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Connecticut, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Connecticut.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme neighborhood has more
Lithuanian and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 3.7% have French Canadian ancestry.
Old Lyme Shores / South Lyme is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.