When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 5.2% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.7% 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
E Jefferson St / 20th Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the E Jefferson St / 20th Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
13.8% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Also, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
E Jefferson St / 20th Ave 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 4.1% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Washington.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.1% of residents in
the E Jefferson St / 20th Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(20.8% ride the bus) than 97.2% 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
Finally, in the E Jefferson St / 20th Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E Jefferson St / 20th Ave neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 7.5% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
E Jefferson St / 20th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The E Jefferson St / 20th Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.