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 Dumfries,
the Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr 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 Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr neighborhood has more
British and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 2.1% have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 4.9% of employed workers living in the
Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 98.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, 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 Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 20.1% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr neighborhood is wealthier than 96.7%
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.
In addition, the Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr 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 7%
of college-friendly places to live in VA.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr neighborhood could be your paradise. With 34.9% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.5% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, one way that the Dumfries Rd / Waterway Dr neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.0% 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.