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 Washington,
the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods
The Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (73.6%) than found in
98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, an extraordinary 38.2% of the residents of the
Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, more people in Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE choose to walk to work each day
(25.9%) 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
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood buck
34.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 96.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood has more
Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry.
Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% 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 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 53.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 92.8% of the real estate in the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, the Gallaudet U / New York Ave NE neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 85.8% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.