The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Magee Ave / Loretto Ave neighborhood has more
Haitian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 17.4% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Magee Ave / Loretto Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Magee Ave / Loretto Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,281 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Magee Ave / Loretto Ave 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, 82.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
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 Magee Ave / Loretto Ave neighborhood, is that an incredible 83.2% 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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(20.5% ride the bus) than 97.1% 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
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Magee Ave / Loretto Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Magee Ave / Loretto Ave 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 88% 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Magee Ave / Loretto Ave neighborhood buck
21.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.