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: Modes of Transportation
In the Harlem neighborhood, 62.3% 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 99.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in Harlem choose to walk to work each day
(13.1%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
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 Harlem neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
58.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Harlem neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 37,746 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.9% 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 Harlem neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Harlem neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 84.5%, which is higher than 95.6% 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.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Harlem neighborhood has more
Dominican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 2.7% have Jamaican ancestry.
Harlem is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.