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 Saint George neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 26.4% of the Saint George
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
99.9% of America's neighborhoods.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Finally, in the Saint George neighborhood, 16.4% 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 95.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
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 Saint George
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
Saint George neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
12.0% 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 98.5%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Saint George neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 16.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 4.3% have Jamaican ancestry.
Saint George is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
If you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the Saint George neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 96.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 23,590 people per square mile living here. 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 Saint George neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, 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 Saint George 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, 54.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.4% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Saint George neighborhood buck
32.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.