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: 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 90,156 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.
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 Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave
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
Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
16.8% 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 99.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave neighborhood has more
South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 19.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 16.7% have Dominican ancestry.
Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(58.9%) than are found in 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
55.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.9% of U.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 48.6% of the
Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.7% of America's
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.1% of residents in
the Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, in the Horace Harding Expy / Otis 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 13.8%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 96.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
For many reasons, Horace Harding Expy / Otis Ave is rated by NeighborhoodScout
as one of the top 4.2% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time
home buyers in the state of New York. Homes here are priced below
median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track
record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home
appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the
last five years compared to other NY neighborhoods, protecting
your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it
less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out
for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is
a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive
data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While
many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location,
which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less
than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for
a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.