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 Edgewater,
the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood, 10.6% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(27.6% ride the bus) than 98.7% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood has more
Asian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 48.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.9% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
River Rd / Gorge Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 72.2% of the workforce
in the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the River Rd / Gorge Rd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(53.4%) than are found in 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 76.3% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 47.2%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 95.6% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 94.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the River Rd / Gorge Rd neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 60.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Also of note, the River Rd / Gorge Rd 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 87.2% 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.