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
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 98.4% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Also, the Union Tpke / Woodhaven 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 6%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood has more
Romanian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 12.8% have South American ancestry.
Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 36.8% of the
Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 98.0% of America's
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.4% ride the bus) than 95.5% 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: 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 Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd
More residents of the Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 98.0% 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 Union Tpke / Woodhaven 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
Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
10.4% 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 97.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.8% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 27,992 people per square mile living here. 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 Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
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 Union Tpke / Woodhaven Blvd 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, 50.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.0% of America's neighborhoods.