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 Owensboro,
the City Center / Brescia U neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the City Center / Brescia U neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Owensboro neighborhood.
In addition, of note, 73.8% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Also, an extraordinary 15.2% of the residents of the
City Center / Brescia U 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.
Finally, the City Center / Brescia U 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 7%
of college-friendly places to live in KY.
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 City Center / Brescia U
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the City Center / Brescia U neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 70.5% 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 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in City Center / Brescia U choose to walk to work each day
(14.1%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the City Center / Brescia U neighborhood has more
Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry.
City Center / Brescia U is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% 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 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.