When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,133 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% 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 Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd 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 Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd 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, 61.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.1% 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 Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 86.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood, 64.3% 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 99.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.6% of residents in
the Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
95.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood buck
50.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 3.7% have Arab ancestry.
Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% 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 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Chauncey St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (65.1%) than found in
96.8% 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.