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: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the S Western Ave / W 45th St
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
51.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The S Western Ave / W 45th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,125 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Western Ave / W 45th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 S Western Ave / W 45th St 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 84.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The S Western Ave / W 45th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 74.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the S Western Ave / W 45th St neighborhood has more
Mexican and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 82.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry and 1.3% have Lithuanian ancestry.
S Western Ave / W 45th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 82.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the S Western Ave / W 45th St
What is interesting to note, is that the S Western Ave / W 45th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(48.5%) than are found in 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.