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 Bronx,
the Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 111,181 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.8% of America's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.4%, which is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 87.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, the Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 82.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Finally, 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 Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 78.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
78.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 12.0% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Morris Ave / E 171st St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.4% 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 58.2% of the
Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.3% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Morris Ave / E 171st St neighborhood about it; they already know. 20.7%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.5%
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: 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 Morris Ave / E 171st St
What is interesting to note, is that the Morris Ave / E 171st St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(47.4%) than are found in 97.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.