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 Broadway neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Broadway neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Broadway community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Broadway
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 53.5% 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
98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Broadway neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 74.7% 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
97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(29.0% ride the bus) than 98.9% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Also, 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 Broadway neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Broadway neighborhood has more
Romanian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 6.5% have Scottish ancestry.
Broadway is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Broadway
In the Broadway neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 65.8% of the workforce
in the Broadway neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Broadway 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 90.3% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Broadway neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 70.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.9% of all neighborhoods in America.