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 Worcester,
the Park Ave / Main 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 Park Ave / Main St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.5% have Dominican ancestry.
Park Ave / Main St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Park Ave / Main St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Park Ave / Main 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 49.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Park Ave / Main St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 87.5%, which is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Park Ave / Main St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 61.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Park Ave / Main 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 18.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
The Park Ave / Main St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Park Ave / Main St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (61.2%) than found in
95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Park Ave / Main St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
14.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.