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 Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood has more
Austrian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 31.0% have Hungarian ancestry.
Wilson Ave / Washington Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 87.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Wilson Ave / Washington Ave choose to walk to work each day
(46.6%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
49.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a
truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the folks of the Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood may actually hold
the key. 69.0% of its residents are married, which is a higher
percentage than is found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods
In addition, the Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (62.9%) than found in
96.2% 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: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 19,937 people per square mile living here.
In addition, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.
Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Wilson Ave / Washington Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 45.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.