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 Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and West Indian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 40.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 0.5% have West Indian ancestry.
Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 64.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 98.7% of the neighborhoods
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 23.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.1%
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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood buck
47.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.4% 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 Westchester Ave / Colgate 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
Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.2% 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 98.1%
of all 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 35.6% of the
Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.9% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.7% of residents in
the Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.9% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 28,816 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 96.9%, which is higher than 98.6% 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.
Furthermore, the Westchester Ave / Colgate 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 89.5% 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, the real estate in the Westchester Ave / Colgate Ave 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, 79.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods.