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 Columbus,
the Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman 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 Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd neighborhood has more
Arab and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 2.3% have Yugoslav ancestry.
Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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.
In the Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
What is also interesting to note, is that the Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(45.7%) than are found in 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 21.9% of the residents of the
Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
In addition, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 48.7%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 96.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.5% ride the bus) than 96.0% 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: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 87.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.4%, which is higher than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, the Olentangy River Rd / Ackerman Rd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.5% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.