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 Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 11.0% have Haitian ancestry.
Flatlands Ave / Ave J is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.2% 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 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Flatlands Ave / Ave J
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
Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
17.6% 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 99.7%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.9% 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, one of the really interesting characteristics about the
Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 2.9% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of New York.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Flatlands Ave / Ave J
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
11.9% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood, 32.9% 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 97.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,473 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods.
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 Flatlands Ave / Ave J 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, 83.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.9% of America'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 Flatlands Ave / Ave J
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(46.5%) than are found in 96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Flatlands Ave / Ave J neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
29.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.