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 Philadelphia,
the N Broad St / W Dauphin St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(45.9% ride the bus) than 99.9% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: People
The N Broad St / W Dauphin St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.0% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 61.4% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, of particular note, 3.5% of the people in the N Broad St / W Dauphin St
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the N Broad St / W Dauphin St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
15.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Broad St / W Dauphin St neighborhood has more
Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the N Broad St / W Dauphin St neighborhood buck
45.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 N Broad St / W Dauphin St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the N Broad St / W Dauphin 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, 59.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 61.2% of the residential real estate in the N Broad St / W Dauphin St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.