120th Ave / 226th St median real estate price is $563,072, which is more expensive than 60.7% of the neighborhoods in New York and 85.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in 120th Ave / 226th St is currently $3,747, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in New York.
120th Ave / 226th St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Queens, New York.
120th Ave / 226th St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
In 120th Ave / 226th St, the current vacancy rate is 2.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 90.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in 120th Ave / 226th St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 3.9% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, 120th Ave / 226th St also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 21.5% 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 99.8% of all neighborhoods in America.
Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood, is that an incredible 88.1% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
In addition, one way that the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Furthermore, owner-occupied real estate dominates the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 96.5% of neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.3% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood, 17.0% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 1.2% of employed workers living in the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 95.6% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Did you know that the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood has more Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 8.8% have Haitian ancestry.
120th Ave / 226th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.1% 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 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood in Queens are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood, 32.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (22.6%), and 21.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.1% of households. Some people also speak French (9.1%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood in Queens, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (21.1%). There are also a number of people of Haitian ancestry (8.8%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (2.4%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (1.5%). In addition, 34.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in 120th Ave / 226th St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (21.5%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (56.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (19.8%) and 17.0% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.
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Raw data sources: American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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