Real Estate Prices and Overview
Cottage Grove median real estate prices are $146,578, which is less expensive than 91.4% of Connecticut neighborhoods
and 55.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Cottage Grove are currently
$1,333, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 75.0%
of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.
Cottage Grove is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
Cottage Grove real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Cottage Grove neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.2% in
Cottage Grove. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 50.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately
near the middle range for vacancies.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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 Cottage Grove neighborhood has more
Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
One of the really interesting characteristics about the
Cottage Grove neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for
college students. Due to its popularity among college students who
already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average
safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or
already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during
school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with
the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age
children can rest easy knowing that this
neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these
reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the
top 3.7% of college-friendly places to live in
the state of Connecticut.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a
neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood
may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand
the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the
federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with
a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than
another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the
conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Cottage Grove neighborhood in Bloomfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 67.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 8.7% of the children seventeen and under
living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which
is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 65.7%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Cottage Grove neighborhood, 33.9%
of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(21.9%), and 20.1% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Cottage Grove neighborhood in Bloomfield, CT, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican
(22.8%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (4.2%) , and residents who report Italian roots (2.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (1.7%) , along with some African ancestry residents (1.7%), among others. In addition, 31.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Cottage Grove
neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.9%).
Getting to Work
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your
day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially
with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and
means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically
located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set
up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike.
The greatest number of commuters in Cottage Grove neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.4% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (72.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (16.2%) and 9.9% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.