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 Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood has more
African and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have African ancestry and 12.8% have Jamaican ancestry.
Remsen Ave / Utica Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood, 44.4% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.4% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.3% ride the bus) than 95.4% 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: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Remsen Ave / Utica Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.7% 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 98.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Remsen Ave / Utica Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(52.5%) than are found in 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 40,636 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% 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 Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 35.6% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Remsen Ave / Utica Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
22.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Remsen Ave / Utica Ave 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 88% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to