When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing
is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look
the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for
a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups.
This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Frontenac St / Oxford Ave neighborhood has more
Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 14.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 6.1% have Jamaican ancestry.
Frontenac St / Oxford Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.7% 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
Frontenac St / Oxford Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.8% 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 98.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Frontenac St / Oxford Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 29,058 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% of the nation's neighborhoods.
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Frontenac St / Oxford Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 90.8% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work
(16.7% ride the bus) than 95.6% 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: People
The Frontenac St / Oxford Ave neighborhood stands out within Pennsylvania
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 7%
of college-friendly places to live in PA.