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
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 35.9%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Garden St / Tower Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 95.6% of the neighborhoods
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 94.4%
of the adult residents in the Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 25.9% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Garden St / Tower Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (48.8%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
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 Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
37.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 91.7% of the real estate in the Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Garden St / Tower Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 35.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.4% of America's neighborhoods.