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 Bozeman,
the W College St / W Main St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W College St / W Main St neighborhood has more
Austrian and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 1.0% have Yugoslav ancestry.
W College St / W Main St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 38.8% of the residents of the
W College St / W Main St neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
W College St / W Main St 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 2.6% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Montana.
Also, there is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.3%)
living in the W College St / W Main St neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the W College St / W Main St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 6.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the W College St / W Main St
In the W College St / W Main St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The W College St / W Main St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the W College St / W Main St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 60.2% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
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 W College St / W Main St 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, 44.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.1% of America's neighborhoods.