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 Herndon,
the Dranesville 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 Dranesville neighborhood has more
Iranian and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 4.6% have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Dranesville is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Dranesville neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 72.3% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 80.7% of the adults living in the
Dranesville neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Dranesville
is among the best neighborhoods for families in Virginia. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 96.9% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of Virginia. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 72.1% of the workforce
in the Dranesville neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
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 Dranesville neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 16.5% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one way that the Dranesville neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.9% 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, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Dranesville neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.3% of neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Dranesville stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 85.4% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Finally, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Dranesville neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.3% of all American neighborhoods.