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 31st Ave / 99th St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, in the 31st Ave / 99th St neighborhood, 25.6% 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 97.1% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 31st Ave / 99th St neighborhood has more
South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 24.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 26.8% have Dominican ancestry.
31st Ave / 99th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 73.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the 31st Ave / 99th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(60.4%) than are found in 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
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
31st Ave / 99th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
14.3% 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 99.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 31st Ave / 99th St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
52.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 31st Ave / 99th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 46,021 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.4% 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 31st Ave / 99th St 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, 71.8% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.7% of America's neighborhoods.