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 Schenectady Ave / Maple St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 4.0% have Hungarian ancestry.
Schenectady Ave / Maple St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 13.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew 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
In the Schenectady Ave / Maple St neighborhood, 50.2% 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 98.8% 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
Schenectady Ave / Maple St 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: Real Estate
The Schenectady Ave / Maple St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,725 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Schenectady Ave / Maple St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Schenectady Ave / Maple St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 24.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Schenectady Ave / Maple St neighborhood buck
32.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Schenectady Ave / Maple St 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 85% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to