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 Farmers Blvd / Merrick Blvd neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 6.2% have Haitian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Farmers Blvd / Merrick Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
17.4% 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 99.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(26.0% ride the bus) than 98.4% 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
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.1% of the
Farmers Blvd / Merrick Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.7% of America's
Notable & Unique: People
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have
the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals
that the Farmers Blvd / Merrick Blvd neighborhood has more single mother
households than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator
of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts,
crime, and other societal problems.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
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 Farmers Blvd / Merrick Blvd 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, 52.9% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.