Brooklyn, NY (Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave)




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About Brooklyn, NY (Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave median real estate price is $540,495, which is more expensive than 70.6% of the neighborhoods in New York and 89.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave is currently $1,809, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 72.7% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Brooklyn, New York. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave, the current vacancy rate is 1.1%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Flatlands Ave / Fountain 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, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood. A whopping 75.6% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.

Furthermore, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 44.4% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.6% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

Also of note, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 1.1%, the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood, 63.2% 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: Diversity

Did you know that the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood has more Jamaican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 5.9% have South American ancestry.

Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.5% 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 99.1% 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 / Fountain Ave neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. 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 / Fountain Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 12.1% 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 98.5% of all neighborhoods in America.

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 / Fountain Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 29.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 95.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 12.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood in Brooklyn are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 21.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood, 42.2% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.6%), and 14.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (26.3%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (5.9%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (4.6%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (3.4%), along with some African ancestry residents (3.4%), among others. In addition, 22.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 82.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (16.6%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (45.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (63.2%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (22.6%) and 10.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Brooklyn 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Brooklyn 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 38 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #15


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #17


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #19


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #23


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

School District Enrollment By Group

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Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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