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 N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St 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 N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 6.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.0% ride the bus) than 95.3% 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: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
27.4% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 90% of the neighborhoods in
WI. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St neighborhood has more
Polish and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 2.4% have Greek ancestry.
N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St
In the N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust 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 N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust 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 59.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.9% 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 N Humboldt Blvd / E Locust St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 84.8% 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.