The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood has a greater proportion of
government workers living in it than 99.4% of the neighborhoods
in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. This is
a unique feature of this neighborhood, and one that shapes its character.
Furthermore, with 1.8% of employed workers living in the
Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 96.9% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Brookfield / Grafton Village
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.9% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.5%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood has more
Scottish and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 1.2% have Finnish ancestry.
Brookfield / Grafton Village is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood is a great option for families,
as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The
combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied
single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top
8.5% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the
state of Virginia. Many other families also live here, making
it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition,
families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of
the local schools.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.3% 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.
Furthermore, this Brookfield / Grafton Village neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 96.6% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America.