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 E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 6.9% have Dominican ancestry.
E 214th St / Wilson Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The E 214th St / Wilson Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
16.6% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6%
of all 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 42.1% of the
E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.3% of America's
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 E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.2% 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.
In addition, with a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 88% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,844 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation'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 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 26.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the E 214th St / Wilson Ave
More residents of the E 214th St / Wilson Ave neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.