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 North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
W North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood about it; they already know. 38.2%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.9%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 97.8%
of the adult residents in the W North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, the W North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.1% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the W North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (53.2%) 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: 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 W North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
29.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.1% 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: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The W North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 45.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.3% of America'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 North Ave / N 27th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.