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 Milwaukee,
the W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the W Highland Ave / N 18th St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.8% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 88.3% 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.
In addition, an extraordinary 62.8% of the residents of the
W Highland Ave / N 18th St 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.
Also, the W Highland Ave / N 18th St 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 7%
of college-friendly places to live in WI.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W Highland Ave / N 18th St 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 54.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
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 W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.4% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,628 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.6%, which is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, the real estate in the W Highland Ave / N 18th St 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, 76.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.7% of American neighborhoods.
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 W Highland Ave / N 18th St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 64.6% 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W Highland Ave / N 18th St neighborhood buck
23.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.