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 Buffalo,
the D'Youville College / Niagara St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the D'Youville College / Niagara St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 38.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 11.3% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
D'Youville College / Niagara St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the D'Youville College / Niagara St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods
The D'Youville College / Niagara St neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (73.7%) than found in
98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the D'Youville College / Niagara St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the D'Youville College / Niagara St neighborhood buck
28.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 D'Youville College / Niagara St 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, 61.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.1% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, 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 D'Youville College / Niagara St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 83.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States.