The district is mainly designated as residential area. It includes the settlement Bruchfeldstraße which was planned by the urban planners in the 1920s under the direction of Ernst May, the Adolf-Miersch settlement and the high-rise Mainfeld residential area.
The purchasing power is 22,067 euros per capita (as of 2009).
Niederrad is the site of the western part of the University Hospital Frankfurt, Frankfurt naming of some important institutions, but the racecourse Niederrad is located administratively in the district of Sachsenhausen and the Niederrad business district "Bürostadt" belongs almost exclusively to the District Schwanheim, more precisely, its settlement Goldstein. Also the sewage treatment plant is located at the Niederrad-Schwanheim district border.
Frauenhof, a baroque building in Niederrad from 1761