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 Alexandria,
the Windsor Estates neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Windsor Estates neighborhood is wealthier than 98.1%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Windsor Estates also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, 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 Windsor Estates
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 95.7% 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 Windsor Estates
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
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 Windsor Estates neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 19.6% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, with 2.7% of employed workers living in the
Windsor Estates neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Windsor Estates neighborhood has more
South American and Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 2.5% have Danish ancestry.
Windsor Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Windsor Estates neighborhood, 17.1% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Windsor Estates 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, 67.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Windsor Estates 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, 84.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.