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 Albemarle Rd / Ocean 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 114,298 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.8% of America'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 Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 91.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.7% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.2%, which is higher than 98.3% 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, the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 84.2% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Finally, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 79.7% of the residential real estate in the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood has more
West Indian and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 18.2% have Haitian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood, 65.9% 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 99.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave neighborhood buck
63.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Albemarle Rd / Ocean Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(54.6%) than are found in 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.