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: Occupations
There are more people living in the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (34.2%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd 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
Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 100.0% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd 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: Modes of Transportation
More people in Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd choose to walk to work each day
(57.4%) 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 10.0% of residents in
the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd
neighborhood, analysis shows that 18.4% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 76.0% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,766 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd neighborhood has more
Dutch and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 0.8% have Belgian ancestry.
Michigan Ave / S Harrison Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.4% 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 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.