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 Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 51,319 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% 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 Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 77.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
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 Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 77.8% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.3% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and highly educated executives.
Also, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 44.6% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Finally, one of the most interesting things about the Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 49.1% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
96.6% 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 81.0% of the
Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.9% of America's
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
99.7% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 78.9%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
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 Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
70.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl neighborhood has more
Russian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 2.7% have Jamaican ancestry.
Columbia Hts / Pierrepont Pl is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.