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 Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr 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 Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(69.5%) than are found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
34.7% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Ranchester Dr / 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 99.0% of all American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, with 1.3% of employed workers living in the
Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.7% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr neighborhood has more
Asian and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 6.2% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
21.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr 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, 94.1% 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, 91.1% of the real estate in the Ranchester Dr / Town Park Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, the Ranchester Dr / 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 87.6% 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.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Ranchester Dr / 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, 81.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.