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 Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood buck
76.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.7% of 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 64.4% of the
Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.5% of America's
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 8.5% of residents in
the Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
99.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 12.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 22.5% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 64,881 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% of America'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 Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 86.1% of the real estate in the Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 37.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.8% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Vernon Ave / Tompkins Ave neighborhood has more single mother
households than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.