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
Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, 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 87.3% of the adults living in the
Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 58.9% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, 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 Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 98.2% 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
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(37.5% ride the bus) than 99.6% 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
Also, 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 Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd 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.
Finally, in the Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood, 23.1% 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 96.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.4% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 76.3%
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 Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 21.3% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 30,487 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.2% 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 Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd 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 92.3% 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 88.9% 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 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
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 Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
42.3% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.3% have Haitian ancestry.
Adams Mill Rd NW / Ontario Rd NW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.