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 Key West,
the Duval St / Southard St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
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 Duval St / Southard St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 32.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Duval St / Southard St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 3.9% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Duval St / Southard St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
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 Duval St / Southard St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Duval St / Southard St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 76.3% 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 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Duval St / Southard St neighborhood has more
Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry.
Duval St / Southard St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.2% of employed workers living in the
Duval St / Southard St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Duval St / Southard St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.9%) 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: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Duval St / Southard St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 42.8%, which is higher than 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.