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: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.7% of all American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 15.6% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(41.4% ride the bus) than 99.7% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Also, in the Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.2% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 95.3% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: People
The Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 49.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 40.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Natural Bridge Ave / N Garrison Ave neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.