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 Clarendon,
the Hedley / Howardwick neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
This neighborhood has wide open spaces, few people, and lots of space to stretch out. If you like locations that fit that description, you may like this neighborhood. Based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, with only 1.73 people per square mile living here, this neighborhood is less crowded than 99.2% of America. One of the notable things about Hedley / Howardwick is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Hedley / Howardwick neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 49.7%, which is higher than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Hedley / Howardwick neighborhood has more
Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Hedley / Howardwick neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 18.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, with 2.7% of employed workers living in the
Hedley / Howardwick neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Hedley / Howardwick neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 13.0% 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 97.2% 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: People
If you are planning to retire in Texas, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Hedley / Howardwick
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Texas,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 95.5% of neighborhoods in
TX. If a Texas retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.