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: Real Estate
The Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,091 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Polar St / Bayview Ave is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.9% 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 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 94.7% of the real estate in the Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood 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
Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
20.7% 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 99.8%
of all 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 Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood buck
68.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood has more
Russian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 20.6% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Polar St / Bayview Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 17.7% 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 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(27.8% ride the bus) than 98.7% 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
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 37.2% of the
Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.0% of America's
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Polar St / Bayview Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.5%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.1%
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.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Polar St / Bayview Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods