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 Northern Blvd / Linden Pl 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 Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood has more
Asian and West Indian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 83.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 0.2% have West Indian ancestry.
Northern Blvd / Linden Pl is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 54.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. This is a higher percentage than 99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
What is interesting to note, is that the Northern Blvd / Linden Pl
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(69.6%) than are found in 99.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
60.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people in Northern Blvd / Linden Pl choose to walk to work each day
(20.0%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 25.5% of the
Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.0% of America's
Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(18.2% ride the bus) than 96.3% of all American
neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and
hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (54.0%) than almost any neighborhood
in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts,
sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national
employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this
neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people
living here who work in such occupations.
Notable & Unique: People
The Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood stands out within New York
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 10%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 89.0% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 77.4% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.9% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, if you like the look and ambience of new homes and newly built neighborhoods, you will love the Northern Blvd / Linden Pl neighborhood. A whopping 48.8% of the homes and other residential real estate here were built after 1999, which is a higher proportion of new homes then you will find in 95.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Everything here just feels new.