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 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood has more
Haitian and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 14.6% have African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 40,240 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% 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 SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.2% 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 98.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(56.8%) than are found in 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 50.9% of the
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.8% of America's
Also, more people in SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave choose to walk to work each day
(14.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.0% ride the bus) than 95.8% 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave neighborhood buck
46.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn / Church Ave has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 97.7% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.