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 Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 58,925 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% 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 Broadway / Division 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 Broadway / Division 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, 50.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.0% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 85.1%, which is higher than 95.7% 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, 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 66.7% of the residential real estate in the Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.1% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood has more
Hungarian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 2.1% have Eastern European ancestry.
Broadway / Division Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 62.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Broadway / Division Ave choose to walk to work each day
(50.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.7% of the
Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
53.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 95.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, the Broadway / Division Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (60.5%) than found in
95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.