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 Staten Island,
the Elm Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 1.3% of the Elm Park
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
99.4% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(25.9% ride the bus) than 98.4% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Elm Park neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 13.1% have South American ancestry.
Elm Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Elm Park
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Elm Park neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Elm Park neighborhood could be your paradise. With 24.1% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 4.8% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Elm Park neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 86% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to