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: Real Estate
Port Penn / McDonough is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Port Penn / McDonough is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, real estate in the Port Penn / McDonough neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Port Penn / McDonough neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 98.6% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Port Penn / McDonough
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Delaware. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 99.1% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Delaware. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Port Penn / McDonough neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Port Penn / McDonough neighborhood has more
Irish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 19.8% have English ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Port Penn / McDonough neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 35.0% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.8% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.