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 Mechanicsville,
the Colonial Forest / Buckeye neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Colonial Forest / Buckeye neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Colonial Forest / Buckeye community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, of particular note, 18.7% of the people in the Colonial Forest / Buckeye
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Also, if you're planning where to retire, the Colonial Forest / Buckeye neighborhood in
Mechanicsville is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in VA,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 87.1% of the neighborhoods
in Virginia. If you are considering retiring to Virginia, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Colonial Forest / Buckeye neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 33.1% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.1% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Colonial Forest / Buckeye neighborhood has more
Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, this neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Colonial Forest / Buckeye neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Furthermore, this Colonial Forest / Buckeye 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 97.0% 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 95.7% of all neighborhoods in America.