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 Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood has more
Polish and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 32.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Polish ancestry and 1.1% have Canadian ancestry.
Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 29.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% 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 67.4% of the
Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.6% 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 Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood buck
57.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 39,705 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.0% 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 Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 47.4% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 83.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Norman Ave / Mcguinness Blvd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 85% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to