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
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood buck
89.9% 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: 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 100,733 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.7% 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 Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, the real estate in the Delancey St / Allen St 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, 96.8% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 99.5% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 95.9%, which is higher than 98.4% 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 Delancey St / Allen St 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 91.7% 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.
Finally, 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 Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood has more
Asian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 57.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 4.5% have Dominican ancestry.
Delancey St / Allen St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 47.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood, 58.7% 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 99.2% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people in Delancey St / Allen St choose to walk to work each day
(24.5%) 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.
Finally, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.7% of residents in
the Delancey St / Allen St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
97.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Delancey St / Allen St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(48.7%) than are found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.