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 Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
81.5% 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: Diversity
Did you know that the Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 19.2% have Dominican ancestry.
Riverside Dr / W 165th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 33,491 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.5% 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 Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Riverside Dr / W 165th 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, 98.9% 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 Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 92.2%, which is higher than 97.6% 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 Riverside Dr / W 165th 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 82.4% 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 Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 55.9% of the
Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.1% of America's
Also, in the Riverside Dr / W 165th 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 31.2%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Finally, in the Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood, many people's commute means
walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
found that 11.1% of residents worked from home. This may not
seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher
percentage of people working from home than 95.1% of the
neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in
the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston,
and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses
like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.
Notable & Unique: People
The Riverside Dr / W 165th St neighborhood stands out within New York
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.
In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals.