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 Surf City,
the Watts Landing neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Watts Landing neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Watts Landing is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, the real estate in this neighborhood consists of more mobile homes than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America, with 41.7% of the occupied housing here being classified as mobile homes. So if you are looking for a mobile home, or you like the look and feel of mobile home parks, this neighborhood might have the setting you desire.
Furthermore, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 34.3% of the residential real estate vacant, the Watts Landing neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 5.6% of employed workers living in the
Watts Landing neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.1% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Watts Landing neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 1.1% have Lebanese ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Watts Landing neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
26.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the Watts Landing neighborhood in
Surf City is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NC,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 86.7% of the neighborhoods
in North Carolina. If you are considering retiring to North Carolina, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.