Real Estate Prices and Overview
Freeport / Orchard Beach median real estate prices are $138,410, which is more expensive than 49.8% of the neighborhoods
in Pennsylvania and 41.1% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Freeport / Orchard Beach are currently
$569, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 87.8% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Freeport / Orchard Beach is a rural neighborhood (based on population
density) located in North East, Pennsylvania.
Freeport / Orchard Beach real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Freeport / Orchard Beach has a 13.0% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
66.9% of American neighborhoods). This could either
signal that there is weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood,
or that much of the housing stock is seasonally occupied,
which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes.
Either way, if you live here year round, you will find many of the homes
or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.
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 Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood has more
Romanian and Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Romanian ancestry and 3.7% have Scottish ancestry.
Freeport / Orchard Beach is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Freeport / Orchard Beach
neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.3% of the residents work
from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number,
but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in
96.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or
more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who
choose to work from home.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 9.5% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Pennsylvania, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in Pennsylvania.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
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 Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood in North East are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 66.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
With 21.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 60.7%
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 Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood, 40.0%
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 25.2% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(19.6%), and 15.2% 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 Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood in North East, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(24.8%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (6.1%) , and residents who report English roots (5.7%) , and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.2%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (4.5%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Freeport / Orchard Beach
neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak Russian (2.3%).
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 Freeport / Orchard Beach neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.3% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (75.8%) 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 (14.4%) and 9.3% 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.