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
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Grady Ave / Preston Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
56.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the Grady Ave / Preston Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, the Grady Ave / Preston Ave neighborhood stands out within Virginia
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 10%
of college-friendly places to live in VA.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Grady Ave / Preston Ave neighborhood has more
Eastern European and British ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.9% have British ancestry.
Grady Ave / Preston Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
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.
In the Grady Ave / Preston Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Grady Ave / Preston Ave choose to walk to work each day
(18.5%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.2% of residents in
the Grady Ave / Preston Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Grady Ave / Preston Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 88.2%, which is higher than 96.6% 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.