When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 44.4% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
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
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
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Flatlands Ave / Fountain Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of 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.