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: 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 51st Ave / Queens Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(75.6%) than are found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the 51st Ave / Queens Blvd neighborhood, 71.0% 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 99.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the 51st Ave / Queens Blvd neighborhood has more
Asian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 59.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 15.9% have South American ancestry.
51st Ave / Queens Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 26.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.5% of the 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 51st Ave / Queens Blvd neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
58.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 51st Ave / Queens Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 56,740 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, the 51st Ave / Queens Blvd 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 83.6% 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.
Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the 51st Ave / Queens Blvd neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 35.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the 51st Ave / Queens Blvd neighborhood in
Queens is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NY,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 87.6% of the neighborhoods
in New York. If you are considering retiring to New York, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.