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 S Lamar Blvd / Barton Springs Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the S Lamar Blvd / Barton Springs Rd neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 21.3% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 99.5% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The S Lamar Blvd / Barton Springs Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 75.8%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Lamar Blvd / Barton Springs Rd neighborhood has more
Yugoslav and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 1.4% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 51.3%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 69.1% of the adults living in the
S Lamar Blvd / Barton Springs Rd neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the S Lamar Blvd / Barton Springs Rd neighborhood. A whopping 46.5% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.