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: Diversity
Did you know that the Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood has more
Scottish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 1.7% have Finnish ancestry.
Summit Ave / Howell St N is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.3% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.9% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Minnesota.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood, where 41.8% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.6%
of the neighborhoods in America.
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 7.1% of residents in
the Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 71.7% of the workforce
in the Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 98.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
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 Summit Ave / Howell St N neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 85.5% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.