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 Prospect Ave / Garden 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 115,557 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.8% of America'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 Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.5%, which is higher than 98.7% 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 Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.0% 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 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, the Prospect Ave / Garden 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 81.6% 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.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
20.6% 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 99.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood buck
76.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 15.4% have Dominican ancestry.
Prospect Ave / Garden 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: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood about it; they already know. 24.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8%
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.
In addition, the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.2% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (63.9%) than found in
96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood, 36.4% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, in the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 16.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Prospect Ave / Garden St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.3%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.