The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 10.7% have African ancestry.
Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.7% 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 63.7% of the
Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.5% of America's
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
14.9% 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 99.3%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 49,747 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% 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 Dumont Ave / Schenck 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 Dumont Ave / Schenck 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, 59.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.9% 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 Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.4% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood buck
45.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy.
From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can
also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is
that the Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood in particular stands out
when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who
are employed by the government. At 17.6% of its workforce, this
neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than
98.2% 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 Dumont Ave / Schenck Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 97.1% 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, the Dumont Ave / Schenck 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 9%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.