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: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
43.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 49.5%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 96.8% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Also, the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Finally, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 3.6% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Florida.
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 E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 7.0% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood has more
Haitian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 1.4% have Canadian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.4% of employed workers living in the
E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 96.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.8%) 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, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.4%, which is higher than 98.9% 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. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd 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 36.6%, which is higher than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the real estate in the E Fletcher Ave / Bruce B Downs Blvd 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, 85.7% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods.