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 E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 148,929 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.9% of America's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the E 86th St / 2nd Ave 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, 97.8% 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, the E 86th St / 2nd 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 92.5% 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, 89.5% of the real estate in the E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: People
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 E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood is wealthier than 95.7%
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.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
E 86th St / 2nd Ave also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 83.7% 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
99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, one of the most interesting things about the E 86th St / 2nd Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 56.1% 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
98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, 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 86th St / 2nd Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.4% 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 86th St / 2nd Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.
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 E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
80.9% 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: Modes of Transportation
In the E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood, 70.1% 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 99.7% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in E 86th St / 2nd Ave choose to walk to work each day
(13.7%) 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: Diversity
Did you know that the E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood has more
Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 2.2% have Eastern European ancestry.
E 86th St / 2nd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The E 86th St / 2nd Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.2% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.2%
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.