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 Brooklyn,
the 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 63,352 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% 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 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave 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, 37.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.8% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 4.2% have Hungarian ancestry.
18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% 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 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
38.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
More residents of the 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 97.4% 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 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(42.3%) than are found in 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 27.6% of the
18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.2% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(18.1% ride the bus) than 96.3% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.9% of residents in
the 18th Ave / Mcdonald Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.