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 Albany,
the Lark Dr / Manning Blvd 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 Lark Dr / Manning Blvd neighborhood has more
African and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 6.3% have Jamaican ancestry.
Lark Dr / Manning Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(26.5% ride the bus) than 98.5% 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, more people in Lark Dr / Manning Blvd choose to walk to work each day
(17.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Lark Dr / Manning Blvd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
30.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Lark Dr / Manning Blvd
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods
The Lark Dr / Manning Blvd neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (61.1%) than found in
95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Lark Dr / Manning Blvd neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.8%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Lark Dr / Manning Blvd 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 54.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.