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: 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 Drew Park neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 23.5% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Drew Park neighborhood has more
Cuban and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 3.0% have Iranian ancestry.
Drew Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 5.4% of the people in the Drew Park
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, the Drew Park neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, an extraordinary 12.3% of the residents of the
Drew Park neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
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 Drew Park
In the Drew Park neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
What is also interesting to note, is that the Drew Park
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(50.2%) than are found in 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Drew Park 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 81.5% 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, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Drew Park neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 83.5%, which is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.