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 Foster Ave / New York Ave neighborhood has more
Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 11.3% have Jamaican ancestry.
Foster Ave / New York Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Foster Ave / New York Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Foster Ave / New York Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(69.8%) than are found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 76,974 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.4% of America's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Foster Ave / New York Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Foster Ave / New York Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 68.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.5% of American 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 57.1% of the
Foster Ave / New York Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.1% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.9% ride the bus) than 96.2% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
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 Foster Ave / New York Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
45.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Foster Ave / New York Ave
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
12.1% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
In addition, the Foster Ave / New York Ave neighborhood stands out within New York
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 8%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.