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 Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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 Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd
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
Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
14.0% 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 99.2%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 19.7% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.7% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,083 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd neighborhood, 24.8% 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 97.0% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The Sutphin Blvd / Foch Blvd 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 8%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.