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 Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(75.4%) than are found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S neighborhood has more
Cuban and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 31.9% have Asian ancestry.
Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% 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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (49.5%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S (25.0%) than in 98.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 65.4% 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.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.4%
of the adult residents in the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S 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 98.6% 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.
Furthermore, 99.3% of the real estate in the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, the real estate in the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S 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, 92.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.9% of American neighborhoods.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Harwin Dr / W Sam Houston Pky S 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, 88.7% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.