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 Baychester Ave / E 233rd St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 4.9% have Haitian ancestry.
Baychester Ave / E 233rd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% 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 96.7% of the 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 Baychester Ave / E 233rd St
More residents of the Baychester Ave / E 233rd St neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
What is interesting to note, is that the Baychester Ave / E 233rd St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(49.8%) than are found in 97.6% of all U.S. 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
Baychester Ave / E 233rd St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.8% 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 98.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Baychester Ave / E 233rd St neighborhood, 32.4% 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 97.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Baychester Ave / E 233rd St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,591 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.4% 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 Baychester Ave / E 233rd St 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, 64.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.3% of America's neighborhoods.