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 Seattle,
the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.4% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 68.3% 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
95.8% of all U.S. 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 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 7.7% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, more people in 20th Ave / E Union St choose to walk to work each day
(22.7%) 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: Diversity
Did you know that the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood has more
Danish and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.3% have Eastern European ancestry.
20th Ave / E Union St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the real estate in the 20th Ave / E Union St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 68.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods.