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 Penn Yan,
the Keuka Park / Keuka College 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 Keuka Park / Keuka College neighborhood has more
Finnish and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 3.9% have Welsh ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Keuka Park / Keuka College choose to walk to work each day
(22.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Keuka Park / Keuka College
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
20.0% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Keuka Park / Keuka College neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.9% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in New York, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in New York.
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 Keuka Park / Keuka College
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Keuka Park / Keuka College neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 63.9% 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 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 39.6% of the residential real estate vacant, the Keuka Park / Keuka College neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.