Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Detroit,
the Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd (27.8%) than in 99.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.8%
of the adult residents in the Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd
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
43.6% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 97.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 3.3% have Dominican ancestry.
Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd 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 39.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Livernois Ave / Lafayette Blvd neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 82.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.