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 Providence,
the Westminster St / Tobey 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 Westminster St / Tobey St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 4.2% have Portuguese ancestry.
Westminster St / Tobey St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 6.3% of residents in
the Westminster St / Tobey St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Westminster St / Tobey St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Westminster St / Tobey St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 48.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Westminster St / Tobey St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.0%, which is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 62.4% of the residential real estate in the Westminster St / Tobey St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Westminster St / Tobey St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
14.7% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Westminster St / Tobey St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 48.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, of note, 62.3% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.