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: 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 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
83.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.3% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
In addition, if you're looking for an active nightlife with lots of opportunities to
flirt and find romance, then you probably won't have to go too far
from the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood to find it. Only
2.7% of the neighborhoods in the country have a larger
proportion of young, single professionals. The nightlife may not be
reminiscent of a "Sex and the City" episode, but the people who live
here find friendship, romance, fun, and socializing readily available.
In addition to being an excellent choice for young, single professionals, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Also, the rate of college educated adults in the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 70.9% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 38.4%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, in the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood, 51.5% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 51,950 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 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 97.6% 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 99.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 97.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 90.1%, which is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 0.8% have Brazilian ancestry.
W 36th St / 9th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The W 36th St / 9th Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.9%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.