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: Real Estate
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 Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, real estate in the Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
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 Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.9% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.
In addition, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 3.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood has more
Irish and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 47.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 4.7% have Greek ancestry.
Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood, 0.9% of people ride
a ferry 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 ferry
ridership than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 14.7% of the
Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 95.4% of America's
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.
More residents of the Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st 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
Rockaway Beach Blvd / Beach 131st St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.7% 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 97.0%
of all neighborhoods in America.