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: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Town Center / Villanova U neighborhood is wealthier than 99.5%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 40.6% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Town Center / Villanova U 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 2.6% 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 highly educated executives, families with school-aged children and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Town Center / Villanova U neighborhood has more
Irish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 21.2% have Italian ancestry.
Town Center / Villanova U is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Town Center / Villanova U neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Town Center / Villanova U neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.2% 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.