The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 74.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
85.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 86.3% 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 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd neighborhood has more
Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.2% have Lithuanian ancestry.
U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 97.6% of the real estate in the U of Notre Dame / Douglas Rd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.