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: Diversity
Did you know that the Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 20.7% have Dominican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, the Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.1% 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 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 31.6% of the
Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.6% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 57,167 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% 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 Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 83.3%, which is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
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 Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
50.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Soundview Ave / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.0% 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 95.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.