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 ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry.
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 31.3% 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: 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. 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 Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 83.9% 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, 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: 73.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 57.8% 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 99.2% 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 4.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.5% of the 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 Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood buck
52.7% 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.