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 Clinton Ave / Park 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 Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 45,189 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
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 Clinton Ave / Park 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, 49.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.8% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 70.0% of the residential real estate in the Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 97.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood, 63.1% 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 99.4% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 7.0% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 6.6% have Haitian ancestry.
Clinton Ave / Park Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
51.6% 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
A majority of the adults in the Clinton Ave / Park Ave neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for New York by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.1%
of the neighborhoods in New York.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.