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: Diversity
Did you know that the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood has more
Slovak and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 1.3% have Eastern European ancestry.
Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 52.4% 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
97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 74.5% of the adults living in the
Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.4% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 65.6%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Furthermore, the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
96.1% 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: Modes of Transportation
More people in Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School choose to walk to work each day
(13.9%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the Ghent / Eastern Virginia Medical School neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 68.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods.