Real Estate Prices and Overview
North Hills median real estate prices are $226,797, which is more expensive than 80.8% of the neighborhoods
in Pennsylvania and 67.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in North Hills are currently
$738, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 63.0%
of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.
North Hills is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Glenside, Pennsylvania.
North Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the North Hills neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
In North Hills, the current vacancy rate is 1.8%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.9% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in North Hills
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 North Hills neighborhood has more
Haitian and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 17.7% have Irish ancestry.
North Hills is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 North Hills neighborhood in Glenside are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 73.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 6.5% 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 71.7%
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 North Hills neighborhood, 48.7%
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 18.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(17.3%), and 15.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities
and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods
with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries
will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun
to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly,
why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the North Hills neighborhood in Glenside, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(17.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (13.8%) , and residents who report German roots (12.1%) , and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.3%) , along with some Haitia ancestry residents (2.7%), among others. In addition, 11.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the North Hills
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.6% 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 North Hills neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.2% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (76.8%) 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 (15.1%) and 6.0% 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.