When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd neighborhood about it; they already know. 24.2%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 90% of the neighborhoods in
TX. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd
In the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.2% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd neighborhood has more
Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry.
Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,054 people per square mile living here.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 88.5%, which is higher than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood 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 85.7% 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, the real estate in the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd 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, 75.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.6% of American neighborhoods.
Finally, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Westheimer Rd / S Kirkwood Rd 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, 85.8% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.