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 Lancaster,
the William St / Bowen Rd 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 William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood has more
Polish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 30.5% have Italian ancestry.
William St / Bowen Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood stands out by having 96.5% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3% of all American
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, William St / Bowen Rd
is among the best neighborhoods for families in New York. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 98.7% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of New York. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
In addition, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 67.9% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods
Also, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 95.3%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
More residents of the William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the William St / Bowen Rd neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.4% of neighborhoods in America.