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 West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood has more
Russian and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 9.0% have Ukrainian ancestry.
West Ave / Ocean Pky is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 68.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
West Ave / Ocean Pky community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the West Ave / Ocean Pky
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 53.5% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, for many reasons, West Ave / Ocean Pky is rated by NeighborhoodScout
as one of the top 3.5% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time
home buyers in the state of New York. Homes here are priced below
median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track
record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home
appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the
last five years compared to other NY neighborhoods, protecting
your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it
less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out
for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is
a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive
data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While
many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location,
which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less
than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for
a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.
Finally, an extraordinary 14.4% of the residents of the
West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
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 117,311 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.8% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 98.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood, is that an incredible 81.2% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the West Ave / Ocean Pky
More residents of the West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 98.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
What is interesting to note, is that the West Ave / Ocean Pky
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(64.8%) than are found in 99.6% 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 33.9% of the
West Ave / Ocean Pky neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.7% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.