Real Estate Prices and Overview
Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights median real estate prices are $227,523, which is more expensive than 36.4% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 67.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights are currently
$955, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 54.0% of New York neighborhoods.
Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights, the current vacancy rate is 1.5%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 94.0% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights neighborhood has more
Italian and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 2.2% have French Canadian ancestry.
Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% 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 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights neighborhood in Poughkeepsie are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 63.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 19.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.6%
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 Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights neighborhood, 40.0%
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 28.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(18.4%), and 13.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(17.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.5%) , and residents who report German roots (6.5%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.5%) , along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (4.1%), among others. In addition, 17.4% 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 Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights
neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and French.
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 Colonial Heights / MacDonnell Heights neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.5% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.6%) 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 (9.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.