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
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Loras College / Loras 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 0.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Iowa.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Loras College / Loras Blvd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
43.0% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Loras College / Loras Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 72.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Loras College / Loras Blvd neighborhood has more
German and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 47.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 26.9% have Irish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Loras College / Loras Blvd choose to walk to work each day
(18.2%) 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.
Also, in the Loras College / Loras Blvd neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
21.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Loras College / Loras Blvd neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 71.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.