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 Keene,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Keene City Center neighborhood has more
French Canadian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 0.8% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
Keene City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.6% of the Keene City Center
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
98.9% of America's neighborhoods.
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 Keene City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Keene City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 72.8% 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 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Keene City Center
In the Keene City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's research, Keene City Center is
better suited for first-time home buyers than 89.8%
of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the
state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation
rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in New Hampshire.
Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality
developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood,
this means that buying into the neighborhood
is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time
home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being
in a quality neighborhood
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 Keene City Center 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, 34.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.1% of America's neighborhoods.