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 Kansas City,
the Troost Ave / E 55th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Troost Ave / E 55th St 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
Troost Ave / E 55th St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Troost Ave / E 55th St neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 97.3% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students and highly educated executives.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Troost Ave / E 55th St neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 68.9% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, with more than 2.1% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Troost Ave / E 55th St is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Troost Ave / E 55th St neighborhood has more
English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this Troost Ave / E 55th St neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 96.8% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 95.5% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 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 80.4% of the residential real estate in the Troost Ave / E 55th St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.