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: Diversity
Did you know that the Central Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 10.8% have South American ancestry.
Central Ave / Lexington Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 79.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Central Ave / Lexington 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
48.9% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.2% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Central Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Central Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 28,592 people per square mile living here. 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 Central Ave / Lexington 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 Central Ave / Lexington 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 40.4% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.4% of all U.S. 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 Central Ave / Lexington Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(46.6%) than are found in 96.8% 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 Central Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood buck
29.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.0% of residents in
the Central Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.