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 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood has more
Romanian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 14.0% have Dominican ancestry.
97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 28.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak South Asian languages 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 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 53,277 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd 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, 70.2% 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.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 59.9% of the residential real estate in the 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 50.7% of the
97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.8% of America's
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd
What is interesting to note, is that the 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(53.2%) than are found in 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood buck
30.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the 97th Ave / Rockaway Blvd neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 87% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to