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: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 8.0% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Franklin Ave / Chartres St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, if you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording
an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives
live in the area, the Franklin Ave / Chartres St neighborhood should be
on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable
real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy
executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
analysis places it as one of the top 10.9% executive lifestyle
neighborhoods in the state of Louisiana.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students and urban sophisticates.
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 Franklin Ave / Chartres St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 16.4% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Franklin Ave / Chartres St neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 2.1% have Cuban ancestry.
Franklin Ave / Chartres St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Franklin Ave / Chartres St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 40.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 81.0% of the residential real estate in the Franklin Ave / Chartres St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.5% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.