When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are planning to retire in Maryland, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd
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 99.7% 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.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood, where 47.9% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.4%
of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 25.4% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.0% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 74.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood has more
Iranian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 1.3% have Brazilian ancestry.
Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 20.2% of the
Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.4% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood's real estate landscape than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 82.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.
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 Gaither Rd / Shady Grove Rd neighborhood could be your paradise. With 39.9% 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 1.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.