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 Houston,
the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr (44.2%) than in 99.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.9% of residents in
the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive 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 Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(69.9%) than are found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr neighborhood has more
Spanish and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 2.8% have Cuban ancestry.
S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr
neighborhood than in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Furthermore, from major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.0% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 94.5% 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 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the S Gessner Rd / Town Park 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 94.2% 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, 97.8% of the real estate in the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the S Gessner Rd / Town Park Dr stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 85.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.