The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
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 157,891 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 Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Morris Ave / E 169th 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, 89.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.4% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Morris Ave / E 169th St 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 88.6% 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, 90.6% of the real estate in the Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 1.1% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 11.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Morris Ave / E 169th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% 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 99.0% 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 Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
67.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood, 54.4% 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 99.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Morris Ave / E 169th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(49.2%) than are found in 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Morris Ave / E 169th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.