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 Abilene,
the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 43.7% of employed workers living in the
Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St 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, more people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St
neighborhood than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St 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
Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St
neighborhood, analysis shows that 24.3% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
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 Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 80.9% 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 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St neighborhood has more
Danish and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 9.5% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
In the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 99.4% of the real estate in the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Dub Wright Blvd / Hartford St neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.