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
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Parkfairfax neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Parkfairfax community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Parkfairfax
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 64.3% 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
99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 79.6% of the adults living in the
Parkfairfax neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Finally, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Parkfairfax
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 97.1% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Parkfairfax
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Parkfairfax neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.0% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 74.3%
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.
Furthermore, the Parkfairfax neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 98.9% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Parkfairfax neighborhood has more
English and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 0.7% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
Parkfairfax is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Parkfairfax neighborhood, is that an incredible 82.4% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Parkfairfax neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 41.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Also of note, the Parkfairfax 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 87.4% 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.