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: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy (38.8%) than in 99.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
46.1% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.7% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 78.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 66.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 34.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 83.7% of the residential real estate in the Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.0%
of the adult residents in the Dragoon St / Vernor Hwy neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.