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 Union St / 32nd Ave 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 Union St / 32nd Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 52.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.8% have Romanian ancestry.
Union St / 32nd Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 38.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% 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 Union St / 32nd Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Union St / 32nd Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(53.3%) than are found in 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Union St / 32nd Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 42,692 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Union St / 32nd Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 75.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 96.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Furthermore, the Union St / 32nd Ave 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 80.8% 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.
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 Union St / 32nd Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
35.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 28.1% of the
Union St / 32nd Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.3% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(17.0% 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
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Union St / 32nd Ave neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (56.6%) 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
Union St / 32nd Ave is ranked among the top 7.0%
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 Union St / 32nd Ave
neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an
investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.