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 225th St / Paulding Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 1.9% have Haitian ancestry.
E 225th St / Paulding Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.9% 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 98.7% 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 40.2% of the
E 225th St / Paulding Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.2% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 225th St / Paulding Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,283 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% 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 225th St / Paulding Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 225th St / Paulding 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, 52.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.
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 225th St / Paulding 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 225th St / Paulding Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.7% 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 95.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 225th St / Paulding Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the E 225th St / Paulding Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.8%) than are found in 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 225th St / Paulding Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
22.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.