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: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores 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, Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores neighborhood has more
Greek and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 7.2% have Russian ancestry.
Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% 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 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 14.5% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 98.2% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 17.0% of the
Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 2.4% of employed workers living in the
Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.7% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
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 Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores
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
Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.7% 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 97.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in Connecticut, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores
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 96.9% 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 urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
In addition, with more than 2.2% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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.
More residents of the Saugatuck / Saugatuck Shores neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.