Real Estate Prices and Overview
Cottage Grove median real estate prices are $146,578, which is less expensive than 90.2% of Connecticut neighborhoods
and 55.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Cottage Grove are currently
$697, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 84.5% of Connecticut neighborhoods.
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
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 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
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this 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
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel
rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if
most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is
the shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits
your lifestyle and aspirations.
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
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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.