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
The Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 56,134 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% 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 Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Mercer St / Jersey Ave 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 42.1% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 80.8% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 70.1% of the residential real estate in the Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood, 48.6% 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 98.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Mercer St / Jersey Ave 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 18.2%
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!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 6.8% have Dominican ancestry.
Mercer St / Jersey Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
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 Mercer St / Jersey Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.1% 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 Mercer St / Jersey Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 66.6% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
29.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 63.1% of the workforce
in the Mercer St / Jersey Ave neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.