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 Olympia,
the Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW 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 Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW neighborhood has more
Canadian and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 4.7% have Arab ancestry.
Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (88.4%) than found in
99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 49.7% 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
96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 59.3% 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 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 89.7% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, 84.6% of the real estate in the Black Lake Blvd SW / Cooper Point Rd SW neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.