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 Madison,
the Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 18.8% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Regent St / Virginia Ter 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 11.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
A majority of the adults in the Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for Wisconsin by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.9%
of the neighborhoods in Wisconsin.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and college students.
In addition, of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Regent St / Virginia Ter 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
Regent St / Virginia Ter community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Also, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood, where 59.4% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.9%
of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 77.3% of the workforce
in the Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 99.5% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood has more
Danish and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 0.9% have Belgian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Regent St / Virginia Ter neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 86.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.