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
The North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.1% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
82.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd 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 1.0% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of North Carolina.
Finally, of particular note, 20.4% of the people in the North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (40.5%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
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 North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd choose to walk to work each day
(18.3%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 100.0%, which is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western Blvd neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, the North Carolina State U at Raleigh / Western 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 84.0% 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.