The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Catawba Island / Gem Beach neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Catawba Island / Gem Beach community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Ohio, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Catawba Island / Gem Beach
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Ohio,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.6% of neighborhoods in
OH. If a Ohio retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
Also, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Catawba Island / Gem Beach neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Catawba Island / Gem Beach neighborhood, 1.3% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Catawba Island / Gem Beach neighborhood has more
Slovak and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 3.9% have Welsh ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Catawba Island / Gem Beach neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 59.2%, which is higher than 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.