Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Edison,
the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Edison Town Center neighborhood has more
Asian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 63.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.4% have Jamaican ancestry.
Edison Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 16.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Edison Town Center
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Edison
Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
17.5% 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 99.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Edison Town Center neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 72.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Edison Town Center
What is interesting to note, is that the Edison Town Center
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(54.4%) than are found in 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the Edison Town Center neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 70.4% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
96.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Edison Town Center neighborhood, 22.6% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.8% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Edison Town Center neighborhood could be your paradise. With 32.2% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 2.9% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.
Furthermore, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Edison Town Center stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 87.9% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.
Also of note, 83.3% of the real estate in the Edison Town Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.