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: People
An extraordinary 49.1% of the residents of the
St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood are currently enrolled in college. This is
such a large part of life in this neighborhood that the neighborhood changes
a great deal with the change of semesters and is far quieter during
the summer when many students are away.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 22.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.1% ride the bus) than 95.8% 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
Finally, in the St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood, 14.3% of people
ride the train 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 train ridership than in 95.3% of the
neighborhoods in America.
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.
In the St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 97.6% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood has more
South American and Asian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 30.1% have Asian ancestry.
St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian 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
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 St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the St John's U-New York / Goethals Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 39.0% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.0% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.