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 Napoleon St / New York 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 Napoleon St / New York Ave neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 27.7% have Portuguese ancestry.
Napoleon St / New York Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 42.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Napoleon St / New York Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
38.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the Napoleon St / New York 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 13.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Napoleon St / New York Ave
neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed
in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact,
despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has
54.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.8% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Napoleon St / New York Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(67.0%) than are found in 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Napoleon St / New York Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 44,964 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Napoleon St / New York Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 Napoleon St / New York 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 74.1% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Napoleon St / New York Ave neighborhood buck
42.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.