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 East Newark neighborhood has more
South American and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 5.7% have Spanish ancestry.
East Newark is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the East Newark
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(57.3%) than are found in 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The East Newark neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,266 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.
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 East Newark 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 72.1% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in East Newark choose to walk to work each day
(13.5%) 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.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 12.8% of the
East Newark neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.0% of America's