When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Muhlenberg College / W Chew St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 35.3% 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
99.9% 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, in the Muhlenberg College / W Chew 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 14.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Muhlenberg College / W Chew St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
52.6% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Muhlenberg College / W Chew St neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 4.2% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Pennsylvania.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Muhlenberg College / W Chew St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 1.6% have Slovak ancestry.
Muhlenberg College / W Chew St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Muhlenberg College / W Chew St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Muhlenberg College / W Chew St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 91.7%, which is higher than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Muhlenberg College / W Chew St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 29.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.