Vibrant neighborhoods contain a density of local population. Increasing population is an indicator of increasing vibrancy.
- Employment Rate
Vibrant neighborhoods have a high fraction of their residents of working age who are employed. Increases in vibrancy are evidenced by increases in the fraction of the working age population who are employed.
- Workers in Creative Occupations
Vibrant neighborhoods have higher than average concentrations of residents who are employed in the arts, writing, performing and other similar occupations.
- Indicator Businesses
Vibrant areas have high concentrations of indicator businesses (businesses that represent destinations of choice for cultural, recreational, consumption or social activity).
Vibrant neighborhoods have abundant local job opportunities. Increases in employment are an indicator of improving vibrancy.
- Walk Score
Vibrant neighborhoods have many destinations within walking distance.
- Mixed Use
Vibrant neighborhoods contain a mix of jobs and residences.
- Cell Activity
Vibrant neighborhoods have relatively high levels of activity on nights and weekends and are places people congregate away from home and outside of regular 9 to 5 business hours.
- Independent Businesses
Vibrant neighborhoods have more locally owned independent businesses.
- Creative Industry Jobs
Vibrant neighborhoods have higher than average concentrations of workers employed in businesses that involve information, media, arts and creative endeavors.