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: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,651 people per square mile living here. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
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 Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl 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 37.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.7% 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 Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 62.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood is wealthier than 97.1%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.7% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl
Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 85.1% of the adults living in the
Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood has more
Irish and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.3% have Armenian ancestry.
Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl 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 28.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, 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 Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Rutherford Ave / Harvard Pl neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 71.2%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.