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 Pacific St / Rockaway Ave 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 Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 25.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 11.1% have African ancestry.
Pacific St / Rockaway Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
17.9% 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 99.7%
of all 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 62.0% of the
Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.4% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
61.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 53,787 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 Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 94.9%, which is higher than 98.2% 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 Pacific St / Rockaway Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 76.1% 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 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, the Pacific St / Rockaway Ave 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 85.4% 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.