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 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
81.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.9% of 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 61.3% of the
2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.4% of America's
Also, in the 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 24.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 5.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 14.7% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
2nd Ave / 44th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 80.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.6% of all 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 2nd Ave / 44th St
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
2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.8% 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 97.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.6%
of the adult residents in the 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 2nd Ave / 44th 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 46.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 84.0%, which is higher than 95.4% 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.
Also of note, 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 2nd Ave / 44th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 2nd Ave / 44th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(44.5%) than are found in 96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.