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: Diversity
Did you know that the N 5th St / Germantown Ave neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Cuban ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 60.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 2.8% have Cuban ancestry.
N 5th St / Germantown Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 56.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(24.3% ride the bus) than 98.1% 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, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 4.1% of residents in
the N 5th St / Germantown Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
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 N 5th St / Germantown Ave
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
N 5th St / Germantown Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
10.8% 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 97.8%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the unique characteristics of the N 5th St / Germantown Ave
neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of
residents here is lower than that found in 97.1% of the neighborhoods
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, N 5th St / Germantown Ave is
better suited for first-time home buyers than 86.2%
of neighborhoods in the state. Most homes here are priced below the
state's median house value, yet maintain comparably good appreciation
rates over the last decade relative to other neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.
Along with an exclusive multi-metric measure of neighborhood quality
developed by NeighborhoodScout that scores high here in this neighborhood,
this means that buying into the neighborhood
is not only an accessible option but considered a decent first time
home buyer choice for building equity in your first home, while being
in a quality neighborhood
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the N 5th St / Germantown Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 58.2% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.