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: Modes of Transportation
In the Plover Ave / W Florissant Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
23.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9%
of the adult residents in the Plover Ave / W Florissant Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Plover Ave / W Florissant Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Also, the Plover Ave / W Florissant Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (61.5%) than found in
95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Plover Ave / W Florissant Ave neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 33.6%, which is higher than 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 Plover Ave / W Florissant Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.