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 Lake Grove,
the Smith Haven / Tower St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 1.9% of the Smith Haven / Tower St
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
99.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Smith Haven / Tower St neighborhood has more
Italian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 6.1% have South American ancestry.
Smith Haven / Tower St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, 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 Smith Haven / Tower St
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
Smith Haven / Tower St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.9% 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 99.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 Smith Haven / Tower St
More residents of the Smith Haven / Tower St neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 98.7% 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.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Smith Haven / Tower St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 29.0% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.4% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: People
If you are an executive or professional seeking a neighborhood affording
an executive lifestyle, or just wanting to find where other executives
live in the area, the Smith Haven / Tower St neighborhood should be
on your list. It has an enviable mix of spacious homes, relatively stable
real estate values, and residents that include a number of wealthy
executives, managers, and professionals. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
analysis places it as one of the top 11.7% executive lifestyle
neighborhoods in the state of New York.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.