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: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, 6th St NW / O St NW has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 98.5% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Also, 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 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 97.8% 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.
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 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 10.1% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood, 35.2% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 97.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Finally, more people in 6th St NW / O St NW choose to walk to work each day
(15.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
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 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 41.1% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
27.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 96.2% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the 6th St NW / O St NW neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 2.5% have Haitian ancestry.
6th St NW / O St NW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.