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: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Valley Rd / Cooper Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.7% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Valley Rd / Cooper Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 85.8% 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
99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 1.2% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Finally, with more than 2.3% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Valley Rd / Cooper Ave is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood has more
Armenian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 2.0% have Eastern European ancestry.
Valley Rd / Cooper Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.2% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 75.5%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 23.3% of the
Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.8% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.5%, the Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Valley Rd / Cooper Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 64.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.