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 Lawrence,
the Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 66.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 19.3% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Lawrence St / Walnut St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 93.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
32.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood about it; they already know. 28.4%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,832 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.5% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 72.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.7% of America'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 64.4% of the residential real estate in the Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.5% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Lawrence St / Walnut St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
46.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.7% of American neighborhoods.
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 Lawrence St / Walnut St
What is interesting to note, is that the Lawrence St / Walnut St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(53.0%) than are found in 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Lawrence St / Walnut St neighborhood buck
22.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.