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 Carlisle,
the Borough Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Carlisle Borough Center neighborhood has more
Yugoslav and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 5.6% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Carlisle Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% 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 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Carlisle Borough Center
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
23.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Carlisle Borough Center neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 87% of the neighborhoods in
PA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Carlisle Borough Center neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
97.7% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Carlisle Borough Center choose to walk to work each day
(14.6%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Carlisle Borough Center neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Carlisle Borough Center 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, 47.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.5% of America'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 Carlisle Borough Center neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 80.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 Carlisle Borough Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.