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 Staten Island,
the Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd 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 Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd neighborhood has more
Italian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 51.4% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 0.7% have Brazilian ancestry.
Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.7% 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
In the Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd neighborhood, 2.6% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 95.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
16.5% 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 99.6%
of all 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 Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd
More residents of the Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 99.0% 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: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Foster Rd / Woodrow Rd neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 36.0% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.