Real Estate Prices and Overview
Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave median real estate prices are $136,273, which is more expensive than 48.7% of the neighborhoods
in Pennsylvania and 40.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave are currently
$778, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 52.0% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) townhomes 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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave has a 13.9% vacancy rate, which is
well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than
69.9% 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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood has more
Irish and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.8% have Haitian ancestry.
Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Vietnamese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 48.7% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 1.3% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special 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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood in Philadelphia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 67.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 42.2% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.6%
of U.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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood, 29.8%
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
clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 28.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(22.9%), and 18.7% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(22.3%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (11.5%) , and residents who report German roots (10.7%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.8%) , along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.2%), among others.
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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave
neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.
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 Linden Ave / Torresdale Ave neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (65.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (13.8%) and 8.7% 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.