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: 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 James Dorm / Smith Center Dr
In the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 86.3% of the adults living in the
James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
James Dorm / Smith Center Dr 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 1.5% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of North Carolina.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in James Dorm / Smith Center Dr choose to walk to work each day
(55.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, 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 James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
21.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 99.8% of the real estate in the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 95.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 77.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Finally, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the James Dorm / Smith Center Dr neighborhood's real estate landscape than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 56.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.