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 Mount Pleasant,
the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (43.9%) 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: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
48.6% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood stands out within Michigan
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in MI.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood has more
Finnish and French ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 8.8% have French ancestry.
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 S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 65.4% 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 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
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 S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 21.6% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 96.8% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the S Mission Rd / E Wing Rd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 78.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.0% of American neighborhoods.