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 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood has more
Russian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 37.8% have Asian ancestry.
20th Ave / 81st St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 19.8% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 20th Ave / 81st St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(66.4%) than are found in 99.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 58,611 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 44.4% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 61.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 57.5% of the
20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.2% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood buck
52.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The 20th Ave / 81st St neighborhood stands out within New York
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 8%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.