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 Eagan,
the Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd neighborhood has more
Swedish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 13.2% have Norwegian ancestry.
Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 95.3% of commuters who live in the
Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Minnesota. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 96.6% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Minnesota. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 3.7% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Wescott Rd / Dodd Rd stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 89.2% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Also of note, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.6% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Wescott Rd / Dodd 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.