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: People
The Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.4% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, astoundingly, the Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.2%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Detroit neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Woodward Ave / Hague St 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 18.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
25.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood has more
Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 44.6%, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 26.7% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 4.0% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Also of note, 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 Woodward Ave / Hague St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 67.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.