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 Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 2.2% have Romanian ancestry.
Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 92.9% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, in a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
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 Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 99.7% 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 and active retirees.
Finally, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 57.7%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 98.9% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.9% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 83.2%
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 Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 15.4% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,770 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% 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 Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd 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, 70.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.8% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama 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 82.0% 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, 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 Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 77.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 20.8% of the
Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.5% of America's
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 Connecticut Ave NW / Kalorama Rd NW neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
29.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.