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 Malverne,
the Ocean Ave / Rider Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 4.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Ocean Ave / Rider Ave neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Ocean Ave / Rider Ave also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Ocean Ave / Rider Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.8% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Ocean Ave / Rider Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, highly educated executives and active retirees.
Also, with more than 2.3% of residents living with a same sex partner,
Ocean Ave / Rider Ave is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in
this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that
this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than
96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Ocean Ave / Rider Ave neighborhood has more
Italian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 36.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 3.9% have Greek ancestry.
Ocean Ave / Rider Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.7% 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 99.7% of the 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 18.0% of the
Ocean Ave / Rider Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.1% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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 Ocean Ave / Rider Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 59.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.