Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Bronx,
the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 140,349 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.9% of America'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 Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 84.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.8% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 91.7% of the real estate in the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 75.9% of the residential real estate in the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
74.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 26.8% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.6% 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 99.7% 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 58.5% of the
Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.2% of America's
Also, in the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.6% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.7%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2%
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.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Bainbridge Ave / E 196th St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (57.8%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.