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 Henrico,
the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd 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 Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood has more
West Indian and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 8.4% have Haitian ancestry.
Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd
In the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 53.0% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 86% of the neighborhoods in
VA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
96.2% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.7%, which is higher than 99.0% 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.
Furthermore, the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 91.5% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Hungary Spring Rd / E Parham Rd neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 34.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.