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 Brooklyn,
the Kingsland Ave / Driggs 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 Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood has more
Polish and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 3.0% have Dominican ancestry.
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 27.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% 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 65.6% of the
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.6% of America's
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.6% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 53,235 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.7% 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 Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 84.5% of the real estate in the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave 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 80.7% 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.
Also of note, 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 Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.4% 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 Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
52.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.