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 Communipaw neighborhood has more
Dominican and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 4.0% have Arab ancestry.
Communipaw is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.6% of the Communipaw
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
98.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, in the Communipaw 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 18.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, in the Communipaw neighborhood, 23.0% 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 96.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Communipaw neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
25.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Communipaw 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, 51.9% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.2% of America's neighborhoods.