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 Washington,
the 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 / Harvard St NW neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 9.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, in the 16th St NW / Harvard St 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 16.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 50,945 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 86.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the 16th St NW / Harvard St 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 85.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
51.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood has more
Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry.
16th St NW / Harvard St NW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% 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 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The 16th St NW / Harvard St NW neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 96.3% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the 16th St NW / Harvard St NW
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
13.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.