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: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
58.5% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 2.8% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Wisconsin.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers.
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 City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls
In the City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 99.4% 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 City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls choose to walk to work each day
(28.2%) 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 3.3% of residents in
the City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls neighborhood has more
German and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 47.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 12.4% have Norwegian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters,
or fishers. But the City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls neighborhood truly stands
out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis,
this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers
than 96.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique
cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
Furthermore, there are more people living in the City Center / U of Wisconsin-River Falls neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.3%) 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.