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 Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 19.2% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 68.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave neighborhood, 62.1% 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.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 46,749 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.4% 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 Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Euclid Ave / Ridgewood 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, 67.3% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.5% 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 Euclid Ave / Ridgewood 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
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 Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
42.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Euclid Ave / Ridgewood Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(46.7%) than are found in 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.