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 Queens,
the 115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 14.6% have Haitian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The 115th Ave / 157th St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 32.9% of the
115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.7% of America's
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,266 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the 115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 25.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the 115th Ave / 157th St neighborhood buck
27.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.