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 Long Branch,
the Westwood Ave / Bath 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 Westwood Ave / Bath Ave neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 10.3% have Portuguese ancestry.
Westwood Ave / Bath Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 21.2% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Westwood Ave / Bath Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
26.2% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
98.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.1% of residents in
the Westwood Ave / Bath Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Westwood Ave / Bath Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 98.4% of all American 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 Westwood Ave / Bath Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
27.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Westwood Ave / Bath Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Westwood Ave / Bath Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.