Queens, NY (Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky)








About Queens, NY (Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky median real estate price is $848,591, which is more expensive than 79.1% of the neighborhoods in New York and 93.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky is currently $2,653, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 77.8% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Queens, New York. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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: Real Estate

If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,009 people per square mile living here. Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

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 Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky 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, 59.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.0% of America's neighborhoods.

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 37.8% of the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.9% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (15.0% ride the bus) than 95.4% 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 consider.

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 Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 20.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.0% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New York.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood has more Greek and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.2% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 16.1% 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 100.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood in Queens are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 65.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.8% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 65.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood, 41.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.4%), and 15.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood is English, spoken by 42.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Greek, Spanish, Italian and Korean.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood in Queens, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (16.2%). There are also a number of people of Greek ancestry (16.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (7.3%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (7.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 38.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (37.8%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (33.3%) and 15.0% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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AGE OF Queens, NY (Ditmars Blvd / Grand Central Pky) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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    Queens
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NY* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ps 2 Alfred Zimberg School
75 10 21 St Ave
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
KG-05
Rose M Singer Center School
19 19 Hazen St
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
08-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 5 districts:

NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #27


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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #30


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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #25


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Better than of NY school districts.

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NEW YORK CITY GEOGRAPHIC DISTRICT #29


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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