When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Summer St / Pappas Way is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Summer St / Pappas Way 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, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Summer St / Pappas Way neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Summer St / Pappas Way neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Summer St / Pappas Way
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
25.2% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 63.9% of employed workers living in the
Summer St / Pappas Way neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Summer St / Pappas Way neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (0.0%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Summer St / Pappas Way neighborhood has more
Finnish and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 10.2% have Native American ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Summer St / Pappas Way
In the Summer St / Pappas Way 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: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Summer St / Pappas Way (29.4%) than in 99.3% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Summer St / Pappas Way
neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.3% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
98.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Finally, in the Summer St / Pappas Way 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 14.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!