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 Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Ave D / E 40th St
More residents of the Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
What is interesting to note, is that the Ave D / E 40th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(50.9%) than are found in 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 9.3% have African ancestry.
Ave D / E 40th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 46.8% of the
Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.6% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,967 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% 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 Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 42.6% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.7% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
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 Ave D / E 40th 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
Ave D / E 40th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.0% 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 98.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.