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: 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 W 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
74.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the most interesting things about the W 57th St / 11Th Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 61.0% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the W 57th St / 11Th 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 36.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 34.5% of the
W 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.8% of America's
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the W 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 5.9% have South American ancestry.
W 57th St / 11Th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% 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 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The W 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 40,627 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the W 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 99.0% 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 99.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the W 57th St / 11Th 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 95.1% 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 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 98.8%, which is higher than 99.1% 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.
Finally, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the W 57th St / 11Th Ave neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 49.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.