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 Missoula,
the Brooks St / S Higgins Ave 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 Brooks St / S Higgins Ave neighborhood has more
Scottish and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 4.1% have Welsh ancestry.
Brooks St / S Higgins Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Brooks St / S Higgins Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 12.5% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Brooks St / S Higgins Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 15.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Brooks St / S Higgins 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 1.1% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Montana.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.
In addition, an extraordinary 17.2% of the residents of the
Brooks St / S Higgins Ave 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.
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 Brooks St / S Higgins Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.