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 North Swanzey / Keene State College neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the North Swanzey / Keene State College
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
61.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
North Swanzey / Keene State College 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 4.1% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of New Hampshire.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the North Swanzey / Keene State College
neighborhood, analysis shows that 19.5% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, in the North Swanzey / Keene State College neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 28.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the North Swanzey / Keene State College neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.0% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the North Swanzey / Keene State College neighborhood has more
French Canadian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 14.2% have French ancestry.
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 North Swanzey / Keene State College
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the North Swanzey / Keene State College neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 70.2% 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 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the North Swanzey / Keene State College neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (53.0%) 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.