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: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 69.8% of the
Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave 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, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.3% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is
that an astounding 4.9% of the households are same sex couples.
According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of
same sex households than in 99.6% of the neighborhoods in
America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly
neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the
Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood has more
Sub-Saharan African and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 15.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 2.7% have Brazilian ancestry.
Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.9% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 56,901 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation'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 Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 82.5% 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 97.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe 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 88.5% 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.
Also of note, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 62.8% of the residential real estate in the Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Saint Nicholas Ave / Edgecombe Ave neighborhood buck
64.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.