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: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Paul St / Torresdale Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.4% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.0% have Dominican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Paul St / Torresdale Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods
The Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (75.7%) than found in
98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.6%
of the adult residents in the Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(20.9% ride the bus) than 97.3% 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: 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 Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 71.8% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.4% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
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 Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 82.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Paul St / Torresdale Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
29.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.