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: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(52.1%) than are found in 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note, 70.6% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
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
S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due
to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.8%
of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration
of such workers than 96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 58.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd 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, 94.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.1% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd 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 91.7% 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.
Also of note, 91.8% of the real estate in the S Pleasant Valley Rd / S Lakeshore Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.