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: People
The Chester Ave / E 65th St neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 99.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
Also of note, 86.7% of the children in this area
live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other
neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in
four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for
the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, of particular note, 15.5% of the people in the Chester Ave / E 65th St
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.0%
of the adult residents in the Chester Ave / E 65th St neighborhood do
not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated
adults than found in 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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
Chester Ave / E 65th St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
12.9% 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 98.8%
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 Chester Ave / E 65th St
In the Chester Ave / E 65th St neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 98.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Chester Ave / E 65th St neighborhood has more
Jamaican and African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 11.6% have African ancestry.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(18.6% ride the bus) than 96.5% 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: Real Estate
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Chester Ave / E 65th St neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 33.3%, which is higher than 95.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.