When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(51.4% ride the bus) than 99.9% 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
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Walnut St / S 59th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 26,233 people per square mile living here. 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 Walnut St / S 59th 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 Walnut St / S 59th St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 70.8% 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 0.5% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Walnut St / S 59th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
39.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Walnut St / S 59th St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.2% 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 Walnut St / S 59th St 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 86% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Walnut St / S 59th St neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 15.0% have African ancestry.
Walnut St / S 59th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.