Real Estate Prices and Overview
Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke median real estate prices are $365,169, which is more expensive than 54.8% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 84.7% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke are currently
$1,425, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.5%
of the neighborhoods in New York.
Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Elmont, New York.
Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.5% in
Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 54.6% 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 Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood has more
Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 6.3% have Jamaican ancestry.
Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, 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 Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood stands out within New York
for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students,
is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this
makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider.
Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may
be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared
towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone,
ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and
school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an
above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the
neighborhood is rated among the top 6%
of college-friendly places to live in NY.
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 Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood in Elmont are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 79.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 20.4% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 59.0%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood, 28.9%
of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(22.6%), and 22.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood in Elmont, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(13.2%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.2%) , and residents who report South American roots (8.0%) , and some of the residents are also of Haitia ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 41.7% 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 Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke
neighborhood is English, spoken by 44.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, South Asian languages, French and Urdu (the national language of Pakistan).
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 Meacham Ave / Hempstead Tpke neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.3% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (63.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (8.9%) and 8.9% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.