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: Real Estate
Harbor Isle / Barnum Island 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, Harbor Isle / Barnum Island 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.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Harbor Isle / Barnum Island neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no
further than the Harbor Isle / Barnum Island neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools,
above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in
predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood
among the top 10.7% of family-friendly neighborhoods
across the state of New York. In addition, there are a high proportion
of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy
for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community
support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected
by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational
attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Harbor Isle / Barnum Island neighborhood has more
Spanish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 30.3% have Italian ancestry.
Harbor Isle / Barnum Island is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Harbor Isle / Barnum Island
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Harbor Isle / Barnum Island neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.7% 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 97.0%
of all 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 16.7% of the
Harbor Isle / Barnum Island neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.9% of America's