Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Queens,
the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Bedell St / Baisley Blvd
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
Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
21.8% 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 99.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood has more
Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 13.0% have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,981 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood, is that an incredible 88.7% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 89.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, 86.1% of the real estate in the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood, 29.8% 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 97.4% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(20.8% ride the bus) than 97.2% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Bedell St / Baisley Blvd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
24.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 46.3%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 95.1% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.