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: 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 Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 21.8% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, executives, managers and professionals make up 64.8% of the workforce
in the Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.0% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood has more
Iranian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 32.5% have Asian ancestry.
Random Hills / Waples Mill is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.3% 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 1.8% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Virginia.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood, where 38.7% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.0%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, 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 Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood is wealthier than 97.6%
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.
Finally, with more than 2.4% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Random Hills / Waples Mill is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Random Hills / Waples Mill 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, 49.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Random Hills / Waples Mill neighborhood's real estate landscape than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 61.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.