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 W 3rd St / Ave S neighborhood has more
Italian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 7.0% have Russian ancestry.
W 3rd St / Ave S is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 3rd St / Ave S neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,141 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.4% 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 W 3rd St / Ave S 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 W 3rd St / Ave S 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 44.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 3rd St / Ave S neighborhood, 38.1% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the W 3rd St / Ave S 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 15.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W 3rd St / Ave S neighborhood buck
22.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.