The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St neighborhood has more
Cuban and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 75.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Cuban ancestry and 4.7% have Dominican ancestry.
W 20th Ave / W 53rd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 86.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.1% of all 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.
More residents of the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
What is interesting to note, is that the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(79.3%) than are found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 20th Ave / W 53rd St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,179 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, the real estate in the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 94.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.1% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 90.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Also of note, the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St 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 83.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the W 20th Ave / W 53rd St 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 88% of the neighborhoods in
FL. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to