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 Cleveland,
the Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood is unique for having just
1.4% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 98.9% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.9% of the neighborhoods
The Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (71.4%) than found in
98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Also, the Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood stands out within Ohio
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 5%
of college-friendly places to live in OH.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (51.4%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(19.0% ride the bus) than 96.6% 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 Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood has more
African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 35.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the Waterloo Rd / Sylvia Ave neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.2% 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.