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 Dover,
the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College 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 East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood has more
British and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 0.7% have Belgian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The East Lake Gardens / Wesley College
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 75.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
40.6% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 4.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Delaware.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 3.1% of employed workers living in the
East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 98.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College
neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.7% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, more people in East Lake Gardens / Wesley College choose to walk to work each day
(15.0%) 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.