Madison, WI (U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr)




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About Madison, WI (U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr is currently $2,034, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in Wisconsin.

U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Madison, Wisconsin.

U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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: Real Estate

100.0% of the real estate in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, the real estate in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr 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, 100.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 100.0% of American neighborhoods.

Furthermore, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood's real estate landscape than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 80.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer. In fact, the concentration of newer homes here is so great that they completely dominate the landscape. In most neighborhoods, there is a mixture of ages of residential real estate, but here it is almost completely built during one time frame: 2000 through today.

Also of note, one way that the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr 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 U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, an extraordinary 95.7% of the residents of the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr 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.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 90.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr choose to walk to work each day (65.1%) 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.

Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 10.5% of residents in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (47.8%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood has more Swiss and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 1.3% have Belgian ancestry.

U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 66.0% 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 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood in Madison are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood, 52.2% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.7%), and 4.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood in Madison, WI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (37.1%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (16.3%), and residents who report Irish roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.7%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (7.4%), among others. In addition, 15.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in U of Wisconsin-Madison / Observatory Dr neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (65.1%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (14.2%) and 10.5% of residents also bicycle for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Madison 0.101011101001110
Wisconsin 3.06
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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