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 Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave neighborhood has more
West Indian and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have West Indian ancestry and 32.1% have Asian ancestry.
Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.1% 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 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
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
Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
15.2% 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 99.4%
of all 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 Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(56.1%) than are found in 98.8% of all 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 26.8% of the
Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.2% of America's
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,508 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% 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 Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 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 Lefferts Blvd / Sutter Ave 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 48.5% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 97.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.