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: Diversity
Did you know that the W North Ave / N California Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 1.5% have Romanian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the W North Ave / N California Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 25,226 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W North Ave / N California Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The W North Ave / N California Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 69.8% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the W North Ave / N California Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.4% of residents in
the W North Ave / N California Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.