When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 8th Ave / 67th St neighborhood has more
Arab and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 49.3% have Asian ancestry.
8th Ave / 67th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 48.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
8th Ave / 67th St (33.5%) than in 99.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the 8th Ave / 67th St neighborhood, 33.0% 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 97.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the 8th Ave / 67th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(56.2%) than are found in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 8th Ave / 67th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 47,687 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.5% 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 8th Ave / 67th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 8th Ave / 67th St 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, 47.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the 8th Ave / 67th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
35.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the 8th Ave / 67th St
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.