Real Estate Prices and Overview
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave median real estate prices are $695,615, which is more expensive than 93.0% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 96.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave are currently
$1,385, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.4%
of the neighborhoods in New York.
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Brooklyn, New York.
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.4% in
Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 44.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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: 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, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 83.9%, which is higher than 95.4% 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, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 73.9% of the residential real estate in the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.5% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood, 57.8% 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 99.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
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
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
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.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood in Brooklyn are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 66.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 3.2% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 81.0%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood, 47.2%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(15.5%), and 13.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish
(36.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (9.6%) , and residents who report Irish roots (7.5%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (4.0%) , along with some German ancestry residents (3.0%), among others. In addition, 32.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 58.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Kingsland Ave / Driggs Ave neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.8% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (57.8%) take the train to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (18.3%) and 10.1% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take
the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at
a lower cost and with less pollution.