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 Bethesda,
the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd 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 Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 10.0% have Russian ancestry.
Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 47.7% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 59.8%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 99.2% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 73.5% of the workforce
in the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 18.3% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
97.5% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood, 23.7% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd 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 94.9% 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.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd 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, 94.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.2% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 85.9% of the real estate in the Kentbury Dr / Chelton Rd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.