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: Real Estate
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 Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Richmond Ter / John St is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
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 Richmond Ter / John St 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 42.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(40.3% ride the bus) than 99.7% 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
Also, in the Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood, 0.5% 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 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Finally, more people in Richmond Ter / John St choose to walk to work each day
(12.8%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are
attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood
could be a good choice.
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 Richmond Ter / John St
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
Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.2% 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 98.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 7.1% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Richmond Ter / John St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood about it; they already know. 20.0%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.2%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
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 Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
25.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.