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: Real Estate
Battle Point / Manzanita is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Battle Point / Manzanita is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Battle Point / Manzanita
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Battle Point / Manzanita neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
28.5% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Battle Point / Manzanita neighborhood, 31.9% of people ride
a ferry to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places.
In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of ferry
ridership than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Battle Point / Manzanita
neighborhood, analysis shows that 15.9% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Battle Point / Manzanita neighborhood has more
English and Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have English ancestry and 1.9% have Swiss ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Battle Point / Manzanita neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.7% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 68.9%
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.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the Battle Point / Manzanita neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 71.1% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, if you are planning to retire in Washington, this neighborhood
should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Battle Point / Manzanita
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 Washington,
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 96.6% of neighborhoods in
WA. If a Washington retirement is in your future, this neighborhood
should be one of the places you visit.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.