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: Diversity
Did you know that the E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 12.3% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.3% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 222nd St / Eastchester Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
22.9% 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: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(26.3% 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, in the E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd neighborhood, 38.1% 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 98.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 46,857 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.4% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 222nd St / Eastchester Rd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
28.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
12.3% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the E 222nd St / Eastchester Rd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.5%) than are found in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.