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 Bremerton,
the Fairview neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Fairview 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, Fairview 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.
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Fairview 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, 80.9% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Fairview neighborhood, 2.1% 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 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 6.9% of employed workers living in the
Fairview neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Fairview neighborhood has more
Swedish and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Swedish ancestry and 1.1% have Spanish ancestry.
Fairview is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.3% 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 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Fairview neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 89% of the neighborhoods in
WA. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to