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 Cambridge,
the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 89.5% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 4.4% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Massachusetts.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Banks St / Mount Auburn 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 60.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.4% of residents in
the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood buck
58.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 56,819 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, 94.6% of the real estate in the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.9% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, the real estate in the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 74.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.5% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 71.0%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
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 Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Banks St / Mount Auburn St neighborhood has more
Armenian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 22.6% have Asian ancestry.
Banks St / Mount Auburn St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.