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: Diversity
Did you know that the Eltingville neighborhood has more
Italian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 4.4% have Russian ancestry.
Eltingville is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Eltingville neighborhood, 3.6% of people ride
a ferry 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 ferry
ridership than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.8% ride the bus) than 95.7% 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: 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 Eltingville
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
Eltingville neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
12.1% 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 98.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Eltingville neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 38.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Furthermore, with a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.6%, the Eltingville neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.