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 Laredo,
the Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd neighborhood has more
Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 80.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 15.3% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 12.9% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of Texas. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Mines Rd / Killam Industrial Blvd neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 68.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.