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: Diversity
Did you know that the Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 3.1% have Brazilian ancestry.
Maplewood Park / Poplar St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
20.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Maplewood Park / Poplar 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 46.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.