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 Reading,
the Weiser St / W Windsor 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 Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 33.5% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Weiser St / W Windsor St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 63.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.3% of all 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 Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.7% 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, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.9%
of the adult residents in the Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, the Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.3% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
30.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,778 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.4% 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 Weiser St / W Windsor 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 Weiser St / W Windsor 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, 70.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, one way that the Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Also of note, 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 Weiser St / W Windsor St 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: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Weiser St / W Windsor St
neighborhood than in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Weiser St / W Windsor St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.9%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.