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
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 64.8% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 72.0% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood has more
Scottish and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 1.8% have Romanian ancestry.
NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.2% of residents in
the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St choose to walk to work each day
(24.5%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Finally, in the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 12.2% 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 96.4% 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: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.1% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 24,043 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 93.6% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, the real estate in the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 80.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.3% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 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 NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy 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 95.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
33.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the NW 21st Ave / NW Lovejoy St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.