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: 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 Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
89.8% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 28.3% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.6% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (43.6%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave neighborhood has more
Dutch and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 12.9% have Polish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave choose to walk to work each day
(22.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 93.0%, 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Grand Valley State U / 48th Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 74.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.5% of all neighborhoods in America.