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 Syracuse,
the Erie Blvd E / E Water St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Erie Blvd E / E Water St neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 57.7%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the Erie Blvd E / E Water St
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods
In addition, one of the most interesting things about the Erie Blvd E / E Water St
neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live
alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 51.7% 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
97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Erie Blvd E / E Water St
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
17.6% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
In the Erie Blvd E / E Water St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 Erie Blvd E / E Water St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
33.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Erie Blvd E / E Water St neighborhood has more
Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry.
Erie Blvd E / E Water St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Erie Blvd E / E Water St neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 91.4%, which is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, 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 Erie Blvd E / E Water 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 36.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.