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 Knoxville,
the Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
71.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 1.1% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Tennessee.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood has more
English ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (52.1%) 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
More people in Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW choose to walk to work each day
(12.9%) 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: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.4%, which is higher than 97.7% 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Cumberland Ave / 17th St SW neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 69.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America.