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 Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 7.3% have Russian ancestry.
Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% 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 45.6% of the
Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.5% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,231 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.4% 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 Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 82.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 97.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 83.5% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, 84.5% of the real estate in the Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave neighborhood buck
34.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the Irwin Ave / Riverdale Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 51.0% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.