When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W neighborhood has more
Croatian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 4.8% have Greek ancestry.
Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W neighborhood, 66.4% 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 99.6% 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 Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
65.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.4% of 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 Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(54.9%) than are found in 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.2% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 24,630 people per square mile living here. 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 / Brooklyn Queens Expy W neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W 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 88.0% 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, 90.6% of the real estate in the Astoria Blvd / Brooklyn Queens Expy W neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.