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: 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 Ann Arbor City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Ann Arbor City Center
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Ann Arbor
City Center neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Ann Arbor City Center
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
78.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Ann Arbor
City Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 1.8% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Michigan.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Ann Arbor 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 54.6%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 8.2% of residents in
the Ann Arbor City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ann Arbor City Center neighborhood has more
Belgian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 4.5% have Russian ancestry.
Ann Arbor City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.4% 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: 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 Ann Arbor City Center neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
24.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Ann Arbor City Center
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 96.2% of the real estate in the Ann Arbor City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Ann Arbor City Center neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 71.3% 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 96.0% of all neighborhoods in America.