When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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 57.9% of the
Park Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.2% of America's
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Park Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 4.1% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Park Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 19.2% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Park Ave / Tompkins Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Park Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood buck
43.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Park Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 30,473 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.2% 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 Park Ave / Tompkins Ave 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 Park Ave / Tompkins Ave 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, 56.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.6% of America's neighborhoods.