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
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood about it; they already know. 44.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
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.
In addition, the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (75.6%) than found in
98.8% 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.
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 Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.9%, which is higher than 97.8% 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. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 37.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 35.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Also of note, 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 73.4% of the residential real estate in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.5% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood buck
36.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 23.4% of the
Druid Hill Ave / Laurens St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.9% of America's