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: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Gibbs Ave / Catherine St neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Gibbs Ave / Catherine St is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, 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 Gibbs Ave / Catherine St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Gibbs Ave / Catherine St neighborhood, 0.9% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in Gibbs Ave / Catherine St choose to walk to work each day
(15.4%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gibbs Ave / Catherine St neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 7.0% have Scottish ancestry.
Gibbs Ave / Catherine St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Gibbs Ave / Catherine St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 66.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.2% of employed workers living in the
Gibbs Ave / Catherine St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.3% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.