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 N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood has more
West Indian and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 1.2% have Armenian ancestry.
N Broad St / Fairmount Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the N Broad St / Fairmount Ave 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 27.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.9% of residents in
the N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.7% of the
N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.2% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.2% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 20,651 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 N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 84.7% of the real estate in the N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the N Broad St / Fairmount Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 35.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 / Fairmount Ave neighborhood buck
28.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.