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 Toms River,
the Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 49.2% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S neighborhood has more
Italian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 0.8% have Brazilian ancestry.
Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S
neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 95.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, this Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 99.5% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 99.0% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Jamaica Blvd / Barbados Dr S stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 86.6% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.