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 Lexington,
the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, an extraordinary 65.5% of the residents of the
W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (0.7%)
living in the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood.
Finally, the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood stands out within Kentucky
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 8%
of college-friendly places to live in KY.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 24.6% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.6% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.4% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the W Maxwell St / Merino St 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 13.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood has more
Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry.
W Maxwell St / Merino St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the W Maxwell St / Merino St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 57.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 89.5%, which is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W Maxwell St / Merino St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 74.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.5% of all neighborhoods in America.