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 Abbeville,
the Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Unpopulated, and rural, the Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Forked Island / Pecan Island is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 48.0% of the residential real estate vacant, the Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Furthermore, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in America, with 32.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood has more
French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 21.1% have French ancestry.
Forked Island / Pecan Island is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 17.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.5% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 5.6%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Forked Island / Pecan Island neighborhood is unique for having just
4.6% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 96.5% of America's neighborhoods.