Real Estate Prices and Overview
Crown Heights median real estate prices are $235,796, which is more expensive than 37.4% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 68.6% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Crown Heights are currently
$1,046, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 55.8% of New York neighborhoods.
Crown Heights is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Crown Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Crown Heights neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Crown Heights, the current vacancy rate is 2.1%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 91.6% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Crown Heights
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Poughkeepsie,
the Crown Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Crown Heights neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Crown Heights community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Crown Heights neighborhood has more
Italian and Lebanese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 31.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 1.3% have Lebanese ancestry.
Crown Heights is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.0% 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 Crown Heights
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
Crown Heights neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
11.2% 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 98.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much
and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods,
but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings
and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive
research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the
transience of its populace.
More residents of the Crown Heights neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 Crown 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 83.0% 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 Crown Heights neighborhood, 43.3%
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 26.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.3%), and 11.2% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Crown Heights neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(31.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.1%) , and residents who report German roots (9.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (5.7%) , along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (5.1%), among others.
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 Crown Heights
neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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 Crown Heights neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.7% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.2%) who
commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (88.9%) 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 (8.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.