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 Youngstown,
the Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (86.2%) than found in
99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Also, Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave is ranked among the top 7.4%
of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider
in the state of Ohio according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are
priced below median housing values in the state, yet
maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other
communities. Buying into the Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave
neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an
investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave neighborhood has more
Croatian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 6.3% have African ancestry.
Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% 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 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave
neighborhood than in 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave 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 34.1%, which is higher than 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 Logan Ave / Lauderdale Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 62.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.