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 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood has more
West Indian and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 7.4% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
16th St NW / Florida Ave NW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.0% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.3% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 98.3% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 76.0% of the adults living in the
16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.2% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 75.0%
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.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 12.5% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
95.0% of U.S. 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 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 9.1% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(24.7% ride the bus) than 98.2% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Finally, in the 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 22.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,625 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 73.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 83.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 61.2% of the residential real estate in the 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 16th St NW / Florida Ave NW neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
42.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.