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: Occupations
There are more people living in the Walbridge Ave / Broadway St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (49.8%) 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: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Walbridge Ave / Broadway St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Walbridge Ave / Broadway St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Walbridge Ave / Broadway St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.5%
of the adult residents in the Walbridge Ave / Broadway St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Walbridge Ave / Broadway St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
22.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Walbridge Ave / Broadway St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 45.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Walbridge Ave / Broadway St 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 37.3%, which is higher than 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 75.4% of the residential real estate in the Walbridge Ave / Broadway St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.