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 Lexington Ave / E 100th St 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 110,499 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.8% 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 Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 97.4% 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 99.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 96.0%, 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 Lexington Ave / E 100th 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 86.0% 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.
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 Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
78.9% 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: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 62.7% of the
Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.4% of America's
Also, in the Lexington Ave / E 100th St 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 17.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 0.9% have Brazilian ancestry.
Lexington Ave / E 100th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (2.2%)
living in the Lexington Ave / E 100th St neighborhood.