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 W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St 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 W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St neighborhood has more
Italian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 70.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 0.6% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,514 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th 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, 81.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Moyamensing Ave / S 15th St 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 15.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.