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
The Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 76.4% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Race St / W Mcmicken Ave 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 20.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 92.5% of the real estate in the Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 55.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 99.1% 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.
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 Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 79.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Race St / W Mcmicken Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
22.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.