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 Greenville,
the Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd 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 Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 1.2% have Canadian ancestry.
Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd
In the Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research reveals that 94.0% of commuters who live in the
Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd neighborhood get to work each day by driving
alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than
96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 47.8% 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
95.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 95.9% of the real estate in the Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 83.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.7% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, the Frontage Rd / Roper Mountain Rd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 82.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.