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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Pohick / Pohick Estates neighborhood buck
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 37.0% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.9% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
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 Pohick / Pohick Estates neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 21.1% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, with 1.9% of employed workers living in the
Pohick / Pohick Estates neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.0% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pohick / Pohick Estates neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 1.4% have Austrian ancestry.
Pohick / Pohick Estates is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.9% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Pohick / Pohick Estates neighborhood is wealthier than 97.0%
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, if you are planning to retire in Virginia, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Pohick / Pohick Estates
may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above
average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Virginia,
while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with
the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose
to live here, makes the neighborhood more
retiree-friendly than 95.5% of neighborhoods in
VA. If a Virginia retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
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 Pohick / Pohick Estates neighborhood could be your paradise. With 33.8% 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 2.7% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.