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 Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (88.9%) than found in
99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
34.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, 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: 54.6%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 98.4% 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.
Finally, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
GA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
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 Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 94.4% of the real estate in the Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. Despite all of the residential real estate here in the Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW 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 42.9%, which is higher than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW neighborhood. A whopping 59.4% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Also of note, the real estate in the Northside Dr NW / North Ave NW 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, 78.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods.