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: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 120,877 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.9% of America's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 91.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, 96.7% of the real estate in the W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
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 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
78.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 59.9% of the
W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.3% of America's
Also, if you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.6% of the W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
98.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Finally, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 7.5% have Dominican ancestry.
W 142nd St / Frederick Douglass Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.4% 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 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.