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 Urbandale,
the Meredith Dr / 86th 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
Our research reveals that 97.4% of commuters who live in the
Meredith Dr / 86th St neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
A majority of the adults in the Meredith Dr / 86th St neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Iowa by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.3%
of the neighborhoods in Iowa.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Meredith Dr / 86th St neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 66.6% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Meredith Dr / 86th St neighborhood has more
Yugoslav and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 2.8% have Danish ancestry.
Meredith Dr / 86th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% 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 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Meredith Dr / 86th St neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Meredith Dr / 86th 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, 90.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Also of note, one way that the Meredith Dr / 86th St neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.