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 a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 7.3% of the W 37th St / Broadway
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
99.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 51.1% of the
W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.8% of America's
Finally, more people in W 37th St / Broadway choose to walk to work each day
(27.7%) 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: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood, where 66.3% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.9%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood is wealthier than 97.8%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood has more
British and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 9.5% have Swedish ancestry.
W 37th St / Broadway is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 10.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood buck
65.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the W 37th St / Broadway
In the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 65.0% of the workforce
in the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The W 37th St / Broadway
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.0% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 37th St / Broadway neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 66.4% 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 95.1% of all neighborhoods in America.