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: Diversity
Did you know that the Great Brook Valley neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 54.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 12.4% have Dominican ancestry.
Great Brook Valley is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Great Brook Valley neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, the Great Brook Valley neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Great Brook Valley neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (74.3%) 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.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Great Brook Valley neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
25.6% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, more people in Great Brook Valley choose to walk to work each day
(12.1%) 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: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Great Brook Valley neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.8%, which is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Great Brook Valley neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 23.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.