Real Estate Prices and Overview
Washington St / Barben Ave median real estate prices are $159,344, which is less expensive than 71.9% of New York neighborhoods
and 50.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Washington St / Barben Ave are currently
$614, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 92.0% of New York neighborhoods.
Washington St / Barben Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Watertown, New York.
Washington St / Barben Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Washington St / Barben Ave 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 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Washington St / Barben Ave are 5.5%,
which is lower than one will find in 73.0% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Washington St / Barben Ave
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 Watertown,
the Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 9.1% of employed workers living in the
Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 99.4% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood has more
Irish and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 0.9% have Canadian ancestry.
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 Washington St / Barben Ave
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Residents of the Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood have the pleasure
of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in
America. 61.0% of the residents have a commute time from
home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher
proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout
found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting
means more time for other things in life.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're planning where to retire, the Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood in
Watertown is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NY,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 88.2% of the neighborhoods
in New York. If you are considering retiring to New York, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
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 Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood in Watertown are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 57.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 11.0% 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 60.2%
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 Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood, 45.1%
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 26.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.6%), and 11.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
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 Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood in Watertown, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(17.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (13.3%) , and residents who report Italian roots (10.7%) , and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.9%) , along with some French ancestry residents (4.8%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Washington St / Barben Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households.
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 Washington St / Barben Ave neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (61.0% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (81.1%) 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 (11.6%) and 5.6% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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.