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 Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr 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 Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr neighborhood has more
Irish and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 6.6% have Welsh ancestry.
Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 10.3% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, in a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
Also, if you are planning to retire in Pennsylvania, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Pennsylvania,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods in
PA. If a Pennsylvania retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
Finally, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
16.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 19.0% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 35.0 residents per square mile, Henry Ave / Wissahickon Dr is less crowded than 91.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Henry Ave / Wissahickon 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.