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 Bronx,
the E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 122,237 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.9% of America'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 E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 99.1% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.9% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 99.1%, which is higher than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
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 E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
74.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 14.4% have Dominican ancestry.
E 138th St / Willis Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 60.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.4% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (65.6%) than found in
97.0% 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.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 28.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.3%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.3%
of the adult residents in the E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 61.1% of the
E 138th St / Willis Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.3% of America's
Also, in the E 138th St / Willis 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 14.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the E 138th St / Willis Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.5% of all American neighborhoods.