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 Eaton St / Front 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 Eaton St / Front St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 20.4% 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, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Eaton St / Front St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 15.2% 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
98.4% 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.
Finally, in the Eaton St / Front 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 20.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Eaton St / Front St neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 1.8% have British ancestry.
Eaton St / Front St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages 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 7.3% of employed workers living in the
Eaton St / Front St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Eaton St / Front St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 72.7% 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 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: People
Eaton St / Front St has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 98.6% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 62.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Eaton St / Front St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.4% 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.