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 Ogden Ave / W 163rd St 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 Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 20.0% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Ogden Ave / W 163rd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 57,394 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 85.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.0% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 93.1% of the real estate in the Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood 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 47.9% of the
Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.7% of America's
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 Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
47.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Ogden Ave / W 163rd St neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.