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 Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 81.9% of the
Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.9% of America's
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.5% of residents in
the Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 7.5% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 98.9% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If
so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research
revealed that a full 67.1% of the adults living in the
Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's
degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4%
of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,789 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% 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 Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave 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, 43.8% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.0% of America'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 Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 76.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood buck
60.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood has more
British and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.7% have Eastern European ancestry.
Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 66.5% of the workforce
in the Atlantic Ave / 3rd Ave neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.8% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.