The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in W Markham Ave / Broad St choose to walk to work each day
(68.0%) 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, in the W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 16.5% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 98.8% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Finally, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 100.0% of the adults living in the
W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, in a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
Also, the W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood stands out within North Carolina
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 8%
of college-friendly places to live in NC.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.8% 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 Markham Ave / Broad St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 69.1% 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 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood has more
Austrian and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 0.7% have Iranian ancestry.
W Markham Ave / Broad St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the W Markham Ave / Broad St neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.