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 Irvington,
the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 3.4% have Dominican ancestry.
Grove St / Springfield Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Grove St / Springfield Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods
Also of note, 69.5% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7%
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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Grove St / Springfield Ave choose to walk to work each day
(17.1%) 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 3.9% of residents in
the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Grove St / Springfield Ave
neighborhood than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
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 Grove St / Springfield Ave 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, 52.4% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.