When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: People
The Lake Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 98.9% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Lake Ave / Lexington Ave
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 54.2% of the
households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research
reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in
98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lake Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 3.5% have Jamaican ancestry.
Lake Ave / Lexington Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Lake Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
28.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 84.0% of the real estate in the Lake Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Furthermore, 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 Lake Ave / Lexington Ave 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, 35.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Also of note, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Lake Ave / Lexington Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 65.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States.