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 Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood, 75.8% 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 99.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, if you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.5% of the Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
98.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Finally, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave
neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.1% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
97.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
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 Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
52.4% 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: Real Estate
The Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 43,026 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% 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 Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 87.8% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Spanish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 1.5% have Spanish ancestry.
Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% 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 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Driggs Ave / Metropolitan Ave neighborhood stands out within New York
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 6%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals and urban sophisticates.