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 Virginia Beach,
the Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd 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 Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Finnish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.2% have Finnish ancestry.
Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 2.5% of employed workers living in the
Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 97.7% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 13.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of Virginia. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd 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, 88.8% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Furthermore, one way that the Centerville Tpke / Old Ridge Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.2% 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.