Real Estate Prices and Overview
Stapleton median real estate prices are $307,789, which is more expensive than 45.3% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 78.9% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Stapleton are currently
$1,331, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 70.8%
of the neighborhoods in New York.
Stapleton is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Staten Island, New York. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Stapleton real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Stapleton neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Home and apartment vacancy rates are 11.3% in
Stapleton. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower
than 40.0% 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: Real Estate
Stapleton is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Stapleton is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Stapleton neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 51.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.1% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Stapleton neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 60.9% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Stapleton neighborhood has more
Spanish and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Spanish ancestry and 13.8% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Stapleton is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Arabic 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
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Stapleton neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
13.9% 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 99.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Stapleton neighborhood stands out nationally for having
a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than
95.0% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you
will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work,
and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans
due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we
live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result,
most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis shows that the Stapleton neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
22.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Stapleton neighborhood in Staten Island are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 64.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 33.8% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 77.8%
of U.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 Stapleton neighborhood, 36.8%
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
manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(24.0%), and 10.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Stapleton neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican
(13.8%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (11.7%) , and residents who report Irish roots (8.0%) , and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 37.7% 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 Stapleton
neighborhood is English, spoken by 54.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese and Arabic.
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 Stapleton neighborhood spend
between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (41.2% of working
residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (34.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (29.0%) and 11.7% of residents also take the train 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.