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 Newark,
the 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 14th Ave / Bergen St
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
14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
19.1% 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 99.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(38.2% ride the bus) than 99.6% 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
Also, in the 14th Ave / Bergen St 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 19.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 1.2% have Brazilian ancestry.
14th Ave / Bergen St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% 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 99.5% 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 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
38.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the 14th Ave / Bergen St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.7% of the neighborhoods
In addition, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.8%
of the adult residents in the 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,946 people per square mile living here.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 91.2%, which is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the 14th Ave / Bergen St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 23.4% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 5.0% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.