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 Atlanta,
the Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
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: 60.9%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.3% 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 Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood stands out within Georgia
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 6%
of college-friendly places to live in GA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 98.7% of commuters who live in the
Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 3.3% have Cuban ancestry.
Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak South Asian languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 8.0%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE 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 88.9% 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 Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 80.9% 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 97.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Lakes Dr / Boulevard Hills Dr SE neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 85.7%, which is higher than 95.9% 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.