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 Honolulu,
the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St choose to walk to work each day
(26.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St neighborhood has more
Asian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.1% have Romanian ancestry.
Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% 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 Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 15.4% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
97.0% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 48.6% 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
96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St 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, 97.7% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St 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 97.5% 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.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Hawaii Pacific U / Bishop St 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, 83.7% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.