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 Avon Ave / S 10th St 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 Avon Ave / S 10th St neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 2.7% have Dominican ancestry.
Avon Ave / S 10th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Avon Ave / S 10th 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
Avon Ave / S 10th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.5% 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 99.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the Avon Ave / S 10th St neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
21.1% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Avon Ave / S 10th St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.4% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 25,397 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Avon Ave / S 10th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 Avon Ave / S 10th St 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, 65.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.4% of America's neighborhoods.