Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Brooklyn,
the Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 36,146 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.8% 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 Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America. Shore Rd / 96th St is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Shore Rd / 96th St 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, the Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 91.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 86.2% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood has more
Greek and Iranian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 2.4% have Iranian ancestry.
Shore Rd / 96th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.2% 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 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 55.4% of the
Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.0% of America's
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Shore Rd / 96th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
38.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 51.5%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.5% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, Shore Rd / 96th St is
better suited for first-time home buyers than 86.9%
of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the
state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation
rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in New York.
Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality
developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood,
this means that buying into the neighborhood
is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time
home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being
in a quality neighborhood