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 Upper Arlington,
the Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave 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
Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 77.5% of the adults living in the
Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, a majority of the adults in the Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Ohio by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 96.5%
of the neighborhoods in Ohio.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, college students and active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood has more
English and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 3.1% have Slovak ancestry.
Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 14.4% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 98.1% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.7% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 64.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Riverside Dr / W Lane Ave neighborhood, is that an incredible 83.3% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.