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 Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
What you'll find when you visit or move to this neighborhood is one of the most crowded neighborhoods in all of America. With an incredible 146,619 people per square mile, it is more densely populated than 99.9% of America's neighborhoods.
In addition, the Whitney Ave / Benham St 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 88.5% 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.
Furthermore, the real estate in the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 74.0% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.4% of American neighborhoods.
Also of note, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 84.9%, which is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood has more
South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 8.6% have Dominican ancestry.
Whitney Ave / Benham St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 9.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Tagalog, which is the first language of the Philippine region, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood, 65.7% 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 99.6% 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 Whitney Ave / Benham St
What is interesting to note, is that the Whitney Ave / Benham St
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(63.7%) than are found in 99.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood
employed as sales and service workers (47.6%) 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: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
55.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent
walkability, the Whitney Ave / Benham St neighborhood rates highly
as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college
students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college
students to live than 90% of the neighborhoods in
NY. This often also means that the area has certain amenities
and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to