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: Modes of Transportation
More people in E 57th St / Lexington Ave choose to walk to work each day
(57.9%) 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.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 31.3% of the
E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.5% of America's
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 E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of 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: Diversity
Did you know that the E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood has more
Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.4% have Eastern European ancestry.
E 57th St / Lexington Ave 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.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 81.1% 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
99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 E 57th St / Lexington Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.7% 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 E 57th St / Lexington Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and young, single professionals.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the E 57th St / Lexington Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 55.7% 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
98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 4.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 46,552 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.4% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 99.1% 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 E 57th St / Lexington 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 87.4% 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, despite all of the residential real estate here in the E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 37.1%, which is higher than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The E 57th St / Lexington Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
97.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 67.2%
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.