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 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 2.9% have Haitian ancestry.
E 229th St / Bronxwood 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 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 40,475 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% 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 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the E 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 47.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The E 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 67.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the E 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood, 24.0% 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 96.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
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 229th St / Bronxwood Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
57.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 229th St / Bronxwood Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 98.8% of all American neighborhoods.
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 229th St / Bronxwood 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 229th St / Bronxwood Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the E 229th St / Bronxwood Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(43.2%) than are found in 95.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.