The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Occupations
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Railroad Ave / Grand St
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
59.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.9% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Railroad Ave / Grand St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 24.8% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Railroad Ave / Grand St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.6% of all U.S. 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 Railroad Ave / Grand St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
40.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(20.8% ride the bus) than 97.2% 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 Railroad Ave / Grand 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 17.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Railroad Ave / Grand St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,356 people per square mile living here.
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 Railroad Ave / Grand St 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 59.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 92.8% of the real estate in the Railroad Ave / Grand St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.