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 Richmond,
the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Richmond City Center
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Richmond
City Center neighborhood also stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, an extraordinary 43.1% of the residents of the Richmond
City Center neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the Richmond City Center
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 53.6% 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
98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, the Richmond City Center neighborhood stands out within Virginia
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 5%
of college-friendly places to live in VA.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 10.8% of residents in
the Richmond City Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, more people in Richmond City Center choose to walk to work each day
(13.6%) 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
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Richmond City Center neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,175 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Richmond City Center neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 77.9% of the residential real estate in the Richmond City Center neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 Richmond City Center
In the Richmond City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Richmond City Center neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.6% have Brazilian ancestry.
Richmond City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.