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 Blackstone,
the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
More residents of the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Also, the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood is unique for having just
0.0% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree.
This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found
in 99.5% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.9% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 100.0%
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: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Residents of the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 100.0% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the
Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood stands out by having 100.0% of commuters
doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work
than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9% of all American
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 0.88 residents per square mile, Route 40 / Military Hwy is less crowded than 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 100.0% of the real estate in the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Route 40 / Military Hwy 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, one way that the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Route 40 / Military Hwy 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, 100.0% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Finally, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Route 40 / Military Hwy neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 99.3% of all American neighborhoods.