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 New Haven,
the Goffe St / Dixwell Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 15.3% of the people in the Goffe St / Dixwell Ave
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
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 Goffe St / Dixwell Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.2% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, in the Goffe St / Dixwell Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 12.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Goffe St / Dixwell Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Goffe St / Dixwell Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Goffe St / Dixwell Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 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 Goffe St / Dixwell 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, 50.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.1% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Goffe St / Dixwell Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 84.9%, which is higher than 95.7% 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.