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: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
U of St Thomas / Summit Ave 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
U of St Thomas / Summit Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the U of St Thomas / Summit Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
46.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
U of St Thomas / Summit Ave 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 1.3% 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 young, single professionals, highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the U of St Thomas / Summit Ave neighborhood has more
Swedish and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 16.6% have Norwegian ancestry.
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 U of St Thomas / Summit Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.7% 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 U of St Thomas / Summit Ave choose to walk to work each day
(19.9%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The U of St Thomas / Summit Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 76.2% of the residential real estate in the U of St Thomas / Summit Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.