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: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 29.3% of the
Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.4% of America's
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 27.1% have Asian ancestry.
Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 32,862 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.5% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd neighborhood, is that an incredible 89.3% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.
Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 47.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Jewel Ave / Kissena Blvd neighborhood buck
23.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.