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
One of the unique characteristics of the W Columbia St / N Plum St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods
In addition, the W Columbia St / N Plum St neighborhood is unique for having just
4.0% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 97.2% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
W Columbia St / N Plum St neighborhood about it; they already know. 20.4%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.4%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the W Columbia St / N Plum St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.5% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
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 W Columbia St / N Plum St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.7% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, in the W Columbia St / N Plum St 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 12.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 W Columbia St / N Plum St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 61.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.