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 Ridge Ave / W Diamond St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Ridge Ave / W Diamond St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 78.5% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Ridge Ave / W Diamond St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 50.9% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ridge Ave / W Diamond St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 13.6% have African ancestry.
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 Ridge Ave / W Diamond St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 97.7% of all American neighborhoods.
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 Ridge Ave / W Diamond St 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 Ridge Ave / W Diamond St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 69.9% 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 0.5% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 59.3% of the residential real estate in the Ridge Ave / W Diamond St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Ridge Ave / W Diamond St neighborhood buck
34.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.