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 Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy 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 Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy neighborhood has more
Greek and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 47.3% have Asian ancestry.
Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.7% of the 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 Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy
What is interesting to note, is that the Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(48.8%) than are found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy
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
Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.2% 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 96.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.5% 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 14.7% of the
Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy 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: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 52.7% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy is ranked among the top 6.9%
of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider
in the state of New York according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are
priced below median housing values in the state, yet
maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other
communities. Buying into the Springfield Blvd / Horace Harding Expy
neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an
investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.