When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
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.
What is interesting to note, is that the 162nd St / 43rd Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(67.5%) than are found in 99.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 162nd St / 43rd Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 59.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 3.8% have Greek ancestry.
162nd St / 43rd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 18.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Korean at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 162nd St / 43rd Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 38,942 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.0% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The 162nd St / 43rd Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 66.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.4% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.6% of the
162nd St / 43rd Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.8% of America's
Finally, in the 162nd St / 43rd Ave 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 12.0%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the 162nd St / 43rd Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
23.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the 162nd St / 43rd Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (58.1%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: People
The 162nd St / 43rd Ave 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 6%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.