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: Diversity
Did you know that the Lewiston City Center neighborhood has more
French Canadian and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 2.0% have Belgian ancestry.
Lewiston City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.1% 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: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Lewiston City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Lewiston City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 87.8% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Lewiston
City Center (41.9%) than in 99.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Lewiston City Center 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 22.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Lewiston City Center
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 75.1% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Lewiston City Center
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 59.4% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Lewiston City Center neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
41.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Lewiston City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 99.2% of the real estate in the Lewiston City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the Lewiston City Center 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 90.9% 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.
Also of note, the real estate in the Lewiston City Center 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, 78.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods.
Finally, 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 71.0% of the residential real estate in the Lewiston City Center neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.