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 Austin,
the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr 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
Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, an extraordinary 22.8% of the residents of the
Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 48.4% 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
96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr neighborhood has more
Austrian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 1.2% have Brazilian ancestry.
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 Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr
In the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.9% 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, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 64.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr 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, 66.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.1% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, 83.1% of the real estate in the Bluff Springs Rd / Cecil Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.