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: Diversity
Did you know that the Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 10.0% have Haitian ancestry.
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 53.2% of the
Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.9% of America's
Also, in the Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.9% ride the bus) than 95.7% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 53,742 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% 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 Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots 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 Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots 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, 69.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots Ave neighborhood buck
53.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Pennsylvania Ave / New Lots Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 18.8%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.