Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Harrison,
the Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood has more
South American and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 13.9% have Portuguese ancestry.
Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 16.2% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(56.0%) than are found in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 41,773 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 77.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood, 20.9% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.6% ride the bus) than 95.6% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Frank E Rodgers Blvd N / Central Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 3.8% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of New Jersey.