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 Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.7% have Arab ancestry.
Mermaid Ave / W 19th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% 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 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 52.4% of the
Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.9% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood buck
56.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 54,693 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 87.6%, which is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 71.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.0% of all 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 Mermaid Ave / W 19th St
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
Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
10.3% 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 97.5%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Mermaid Ave / W 19th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 95.7% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.