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: Diversity
Did you know that the 96th St / Jamaica Ave neighborhood has more
Dominican and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 14.2% have South American ancestry.
96th St / Jamaica Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.5% 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 98.5% of the 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 54.3% of the
96th St / Jamaica Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.0% of America's
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 96th St / Jamaica Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(50.5%) than are found in 97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The 96th St / Jamaica Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,155 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.4% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the 96th St / Jamaica Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 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 96th St / Jamaica Ave 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 61.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 96th St / Jamaica Ave
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
96th St / Jamaica Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.8% 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 96.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.