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 Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk 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 94,697 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.6% of America'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 Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk 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 Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.9%, which is higher than 98.4% 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.
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 Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
68.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood has more single mother
households than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods
The Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (61.0%) than found in
95.6% 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.
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 49.6% of the
Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.7% of America's
Also, more people in Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk choose to walk to work each day
(14.3%) 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.
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.6% ride the bus) than 95.6% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 15.5% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Carlton Ave / Cumberland Walk neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.9% 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 96.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.