Real Estate Prices and Overview
Grove St / Springfield Ave median real estate prices are $242,814, which is less expensive than 68.6% of New Jersey neighborhoods
and 30.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Grove St / Springfield Ave are currently
$866, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 78.2% of New Jersey neighborhoods.
Grove St / Springfield Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Irvington, New Jersey.
Grove St / Springfield Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Grove St / Springfield Ave. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 21.9%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 87.5% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
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 Irvington,
the Grove St / Springfield Ave 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 Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood has more
Jamaican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 3.4% have Dominican ancestry.
Grove St / Springfield Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
The Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood stands out for having an
average per capita income lower than 96.8% of the neighborhoods
in the United States.
The Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood also has a greater percentage
of children living in poverty (69.5%) than found in
97.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty
is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this
neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the
Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood about it; they already know. 21.1%
of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7%
of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong
statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single
parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime,
neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births
and rates of infant mortality.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.1%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.9% of residents in
the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Grove St / Springfield Ave
neighborhood than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite
the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains
a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many
laborers and manufacturers.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 52.4% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood in Irvington are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 69.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.8%
of U.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 Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood, 41.3%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 26.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(23.1%), and 8.9% 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 Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood in Irvington, NJ, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican
(6.1%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (3.9%) , and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (3.6%) , and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (3.4%) , along with some African ancestry residents (1.8%), among others. In addition, 19.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are
tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are
at home with their families.
The most common language spoken in the Grove St / Springfield Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.
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 Grove St / Springfield Ave neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (52.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (17.1%) and 15.6% 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.