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: Modes of Transportation
More people in Leesburg choose to walk to work each day
(78.1%) 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: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Leesburg 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
Leesburg community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Leesburg
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
12.2% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 51.0% of employed workers living in the
Leesburg neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the Leesburg neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (50.0%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Leesburg
In the Leesburg neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Leesburg
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Leesburg neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 88.5% 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 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 0.3 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.7% of America.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Leesburg neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.6%, which is higher than 97.3% 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. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Leesburg neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, this Leesburg neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 100.0% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 99.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
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 61.5% of the residential real estate in the Leesburg neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Leesburg neighborhood has more
Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry.
Leesburg is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.