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 Charlotte,
the S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 82.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 76.9% 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 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.6% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 68.8%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd neighborhood has more
Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Native American ancestry.
S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 89.2% 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 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the S Kings Dr / S Independence Blvd 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 88.8% 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.