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 Minneapolis,
the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.9% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 78.2% of the adults living in the
W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood is wealthier than 95.0%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood has more
Swedish and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 1.2% have Belgian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.2% of residents in
the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S
neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.4% 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
96.7% 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: Occupations
The W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.2%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 W 49th St / Xerxes Ave S neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 69.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.