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 97th St / 3rd Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 97th St / 3rd Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
73.3% 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: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 67.8% of the
E 97th St / 3rd Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.6% of America's
Also, in the E 97th St / 3rd 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 12.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the E 97th St / 3rd Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 28.7% have Asian ancestry.
E 97th St / 3rd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak South Asian languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The E 97th St / 3rd Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 54,727 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, the real estate in the E 97th St / 3rd 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, 98.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.9% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the E 97th St / 3rd Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.0%, which is higher than 98.2% 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.
Also of note, the E 97th St / 3rd 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 86.2% 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.