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 Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood has more
Greek and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 14.5% have South American ancestry.
Astoria Blvd / 29th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% 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 65.3% of the
Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 99.5% of America's
Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted
to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while
reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer.
But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or
alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
revealed that the Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood is a fantastic
option for bicycle commuters, as 3.9% of commuters here do ride
their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount
than we found in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 56,585 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.9% 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 Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Astoria Blvd / 29th St 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 87.5% 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, 84.5% of the real estate in the Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Also of note, 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 Astoria Blvd / 29th St 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: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Astoria Blvd / 29th St neighborhood buck
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: 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 Astoria Blvd / 29th St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(54.1%) than are found in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.