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: Diversity
Did you know that the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave neighborhood has more
Finnish and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 4.7% have Arab ancestry.
Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.9% 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 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 56.3% 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
98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
TN. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Occupations
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their
living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an
economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer
people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history.
But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the
Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 7.8%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
23.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave 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 82.8% 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Southern College of Optometry / Madison Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 67.4% 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 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America.