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 Packard St / S State St 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 Packard St / S State St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods
Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Packard St / S State St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Packard St / S State St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Packard St / S State St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
74.0% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Packard St / S State St 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 1.6% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Michigan.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Packard St / S State St choose to walk to work each day
(52.5%) 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.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.4% of residents in
the Packard St / S State St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(15.9% ride the bus) than 95.2% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Packard St / S State St neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 2.7% have Arab ancestry.
Packard St / S State St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Packard St / S State St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.9%, which is higher than 98.2% 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.