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 West Palm Beach,
the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods
Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 71.3% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 25.5% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C neighborhood has more
Russian and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 7.1% have French Canadian ancestry.
Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C 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 97.4% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 91.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C 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 49.3%, which is higher than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Okeechobee Blvd / Southampton C stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.