The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
29.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(20.0% ride the bus) than 96.9% 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
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 5.5% have African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the W Becher St / S 14th St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
45.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 98.4% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,182 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 50.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 66.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.9%
of the adult residents in the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the W Becher St / S 14th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 63.8% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.