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 College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 74.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 5.7% have Dominican ancestry.
College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 68.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all 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 College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(76.0%) than are found in 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
80.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees
are often the backbone of the local economy. In the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave
neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and
service workers than 99.5% of all American neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 65,278 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.1% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave 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 92.6% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 80.1% 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 97.3% of all neighborhoods in America.
Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 87.6%, which is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 22.6%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, in the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood, 31.1% 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 97.5% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Finally, in the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular
way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that
20.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in
95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the College Point Blvd / Sanford Ave 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 88% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to