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 Havre de Grace,
the Swan Creek / Oakington neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Swan Creek / Oakington is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Swan Creek / Oakington is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Swan Creek / Oakington neighborhood. A whopping 60.5% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.
Furthermore, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Swan Creek / Oakington neighborhood could be your paradise. With 25.4% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 4.4% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
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 Swan Creek / Oakington neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 16.0% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in Maryland, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Swan Creek / Oakington
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Maryland,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 96.2% of neighborhoods in
MD. If a Maryland retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Swan Creek / Oakington neighborhood has more
English and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 1.2% have Slovak ancestry.