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: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
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 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
21.4% 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 99.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 11.1% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
53.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood, 45.6% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,419 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 55.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
E 218th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 19.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.7%
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.