The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Madison Ave / E 127th St neighborhood buck
78.5% 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 68.1% of the
Madison Ave / E 127th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.7% of America's
Also, in the Madison Ave / E 127th 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 16.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Madison Ave / E 127th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 51,226 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% of the nation'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 Madison Ave / E 127th 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 Madison Ave / E 127th St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 76.3% 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 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Madison Ave / E 127th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 86.6%, which is higher than 96.2% 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 Madison Ave / E 127th 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 83.9% 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: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 51.1%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.4% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Madison Ave / E 127th St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 3.5% have Jamaican ancestry.
Madison Ave / E 127th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% 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 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.