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: Diversity
Did you know that the New Rodgers Rd / Snowball Dr neighborhood has more
Irish and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.0% have Ukrainian ancestry.
New Rodgers Rd / Snowball Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% 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 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the New Rodgers Rd / Snowball Dr neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 11.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the New Rodgers Rd / Snowball Dr neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, 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 New Rodgers Rd / Snowball Dr neighborhood, is that an incredible 81.4% 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.
Also of note, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 1.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the New Rodgers Rd / Snowball Dr neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.