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: 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 64,226 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% 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 Eldert Ln / Jamaica Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Eldert Ln / Jamaica 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, 73.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.8% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 Eldert Ln / Jamaica Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 74.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Eldert Ln / Jamaica Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 33.1% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Eldert Ln / Jamaica Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 68.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 63.3% of the
Eldert Ln / Jamaica Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.5% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Eldert Ln / Jamaica Ave neighborhood buck
48.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.