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: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would
purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them
regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets
to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't
do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy
and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in
the Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 96.9% of neighborhoods
across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane
tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy,
educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or
not they live in or near a big city.
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood has more
Arab and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 4.8% have Eastern European ancestry.
Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
More residents of the Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 41.1% of the
Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.2% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 34,647 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.6% of the nation'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 Gerritsen Ave / Nostrand Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.