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 Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.9% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,163 people per square mile living here. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave 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, the Emmons Ave / Ocean 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 85.7% 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.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 74.6% 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 96.5% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood has more
Ukrainian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 18.5% have Russian ancestry.
Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 53.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(61.3%) than are found in 99.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 46.4% of the
Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.5% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Emmons Ave / Ocean Ave neighborhood buck
35.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.