When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
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 78.0% of the
W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.9% of America's
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
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 W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 95.8% 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 W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 51,704 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 68.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 95.5% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 79.8% of the residential real estate in the W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
63.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd neighborhood has more
Portuguese and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 1.1% have Belgian ancestry.
W 125th St / Malcolm X Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.