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 Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 59.4% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 73.9% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 3.1% have Greek ancestry.
S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.5% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 68.4%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd 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 86.8% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the S Shepherd Dr / Westheimer Rd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 73.8% 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 96.4% of all neighborhoods in America.