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 Millsboro,
the Long Neck neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Long Neck 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, Long Neck 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.
One of the notable things about Long Neck is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, the Long Neck neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 83.4% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 63.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Long Neck neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Long Neck neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (46.9%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Long Neck neighborhood stands out by having 96.2% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of all American
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Long Neck neighborhood has more
Dutch and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 20.6% have Italian ancestry.