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 Ellensburg,
the Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 52.3% of the residents of the
Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd 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.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 1.0% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Washington.
Also, one of the unique characteristics of the Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 6.1% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd choose to walk to work each day
(20.7%) 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: 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 Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 68.1% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
97.1% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd neighborhood has more
Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry.
Vantage Hwy / N Brick Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.