W 79th St / Broadway median real estate price is $2,164,212, which is more expensive than 94.5% of the neighborhoods in New York and 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in W 79th St / Broadway is currently $4,782, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 91.8% of the neighborhoods in New York.
W 79th St / Broadway is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in New York, New York.
W 79th St / Broadway real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in W 79th St / Broadway. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 85.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in New York, the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 94,801 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.6% of America'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 79th St / Broadway neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 98.3% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.7% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 70.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
The W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 85.9% 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.
Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.6% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 88.4% of the adults living in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, 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 79th St / Broadway neighborhood is wealthier than 99.3% 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.
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood buck this trend. 63.5% 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.
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 49.6% of the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.2% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood, analysis shows that 27.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.
Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.6% of residents in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 96.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Did you know that the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood has more Eastern European and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 3.0% have Austrian ancestry.
W 79th St / Broadway 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 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood in New York are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.6% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood, 85.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 9.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (2.9%).
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and Langs. of India.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood in New York, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (10.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report Russian roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.4%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (7.2%), among others. In addition, 16.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in W 79th St / Broadway neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.9% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (49.6%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (9.7%) . This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.