Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Queens,
the Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood has more
Romanian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 7.5% have Dominican ancestry.
Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 41,417 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% 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 Myrtle Ave / Cooper 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 Myrtle Ave / Cooper 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 65.4% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 99.4% of all U.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 Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 77.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
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 34.8% of the
Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.8% of America's
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 Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
25.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
96.0% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Myrtle Ave / Cooper Ave neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 87% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to