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: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
18.1% 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 99.7%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood about it; they already know. 26.6%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0%
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, the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 97.4% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 65.9% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood has more
African and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 23.9% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.9% 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 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood buck
27.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.9% of the
S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 S Cottage Grove Ave / E 87th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.