The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Drayton St / Geiger Blvd is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Drayton St / Geiger Blvd 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, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.0%, which is higher than 99.1% 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. Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 48.7% of the residential real estate vacant, the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd 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, 51.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Drayton St / Geiger Blvd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
99.7% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 19.4% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
33.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 19.0% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.3% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Finally, in the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd 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 13.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 80.2% 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 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Drayton St / Geiger Blvd neighborhood has more
Cuban and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 1.2% have Spanish ancestry.