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 Swarthmore,
the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 0.1% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and active retirees.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood, where 51.5% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.6%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 68.3% of the workforce
in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus
neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.4% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Also, more people in Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus choose to walk to work each day
(16.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Finally, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 13.9% of the
Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.2% of America's
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus neighborhood has more
Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry.
Borough Center / Widener U-Main Campus is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.