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: Diversity
Did you know that the Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood has more
South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 21.1% have Dominican ancestry.
Jamaica Ave / 92nd St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak South Asian languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,879 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Jamaica Ave / 92nd St 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, 37.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood, 47.7% 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 98.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.5% of 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 Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
33.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.3% of 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 Jamaica Ave / 92nd St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(48.4%) than are found in 97.3% of all U.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 Jamaica Ave / 92nd St
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
Jamaica Ave / 92nd St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.9% 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 97.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.