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: 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 77.7% of the adults living in the
Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd 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 1.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of North Carolina.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 46.9% 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
95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 5.0% have Scottish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 13.1% 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 97.2% 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.
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 Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Hillsborough St / Oberlin Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.2% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.4%
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.