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 College Station,
the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 13.5% of residents in
the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, in the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 36.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 49.4% of the residents of the
Boyett St / University 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.
In addition, the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 71.6% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood has more
Asian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.7% have Brazilian ancestry.
Boyett St / University Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood buck
35.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 99.4% of the real estate in the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the Boyett St / University Dr 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 88.4% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Boyett St / University Dr neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 66.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.1% of all neighborhoods in America.