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: 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 Eau Claire City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: People
An extraordinary 38.8% of the residents of the Eau Claire
City Center 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, the Eau Claire City Center neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also, of particular note, 12.5% of the people in the City Center
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Finally, the Eau Claire City Center neighborhood stands out within Wisconsin
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 5%
of college-friendly places to live in WI.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Eau Claire City Center neighborhood has more
Norwegian and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry and 1.5% have Austrian ancestry.
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 Eau Claire City Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Eau Claire City Center neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 64.4% 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 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 92.3% of the real estate in the Eau Claire City Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.