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 Myrtle Beach,
the Lakewood / Long Bay Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Lakewood / Long Bay Estates 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, Lakewood / Long Bay Estates 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Lakewood / Long Bay Estates neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 77.4%, which is higher than 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lakewood / Long Bay Estates neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 1.5% have Romanian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Lakewood / Long Bay Estates neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (50.1%) 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: Modes of Transportation
In the Lakewood / Long Bay Estates 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 29.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Lakewood / Long Bay Estates neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
26.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.