Real Estate Prices and Overview
Westchester / North Westchester median real estate prices are $258,853, which is more expensive than 60.2% of the neighborhoods
in Connecticut and 72.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Westchester / North Westchester are currently
$1,089, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 49.1% of Connecticut neighborhoods.
Westchester / North Westchester is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Colchester, Connecticut.
Westchester / North Westchester real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 10.0% in
Westchester / North Westchester. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 46.1% 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: People
If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're
in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In
fact, a mere 4.2% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the
Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly
well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time.
The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and
Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this
neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory
schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this,
Westchester / North Westchester also has one of the lowest ratings of child
poverty in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood has more
French Canadian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 2.1% have Portuguese ancestry.
Westchester / North Westchester is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood in Colchester are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 0.0% 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 99.9%
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 Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood, 52.6%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 20.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(16.5%), and 10.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood in Colchester, CT, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(16.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.3%) , and residents who report English roots (10.0%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.3%) , along with some German ancestry residents (7.1%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Westchester / North Westchester
neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households.
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 Westchester / North Westchester neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.7% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (86.3%) 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 (10.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.