Real Estate Prices and Overview
Freedom Plains median real estate prices are $282,680, which is more expensive than 42.1% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 75.8% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Freedom Plains are currently
$994, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 59.5% of New York neighborhoods.
Freedom Plains is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Freedom Plains 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 owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Freedom Plains neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Freedom Plains are 5.6%,
which is lower than one will find in 72.3% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Freedom Plains
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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 Freedom Plains 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 Freedom Plains neighborhood has more
Irish and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 23.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 0.9% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
Freedom Plains is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.1% 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 Freedom Plains
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
Freedom Plains neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.7% 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 97.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Freedom Plains
is among the best neighborhoods for families in New York. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 95.2% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of New York. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Freedom Plains neighborhood.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complementary 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 Freedom Plains neighborhood in Poughkeepsie are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 90.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 5.4% 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 74.7%
of America'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 Freedom Plains neighborhood, 43.1%
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 24.6% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(17.7%), and 14.6% 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 Freedom Plains neighborhood in Poughkeepsie, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(23.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.0%) , and residents who report German roots (7.8%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (4.4%) , along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Freedom Plains
neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.1%).
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Freedom Plains neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% 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 (9.7%) who
commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (89.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (5.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.