The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 21.3% of residents in
the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, in the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave 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 28.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, the first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 6.6% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.9% 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
Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood has more
Cuban and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 11.4% have South American ancestry.
Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(52.1%) than are found in 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood buck
35.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 91.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 72.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.2% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Dade Blvd / Meridian Ave neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.9% 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.