When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Main St / Pleasant St neighborhood has more
French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 18.1% have French Canadian ancestry.
Main St / Pleasant St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 15.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 17.5% of the people in the Main St / Pleasant St
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
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 Main St / Pleasant St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Main St / Pleasant St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 67.9% 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 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Main St / Pleasant St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 37.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 60.7% of the residential real estate in the Main St / Pleasant St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.6% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.