Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the Borough Center of Pottstown are $95,331, which is less expensive than 72.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods
and 78.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Pottstown Borough Center are currently
$554, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 69.3% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Pottstown Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
Real estate in the Borough Center of Pottstown, PA is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of
the residences in the Borough Center 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 1970 and 1999.
In Pottstown Borough Center, the current vacancy rate is 1.6%,
which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.4% of all neighborhoods
in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Pottstown Borough Center
is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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 Pottstown,
the Borough Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood has more
Czechoslovakian and Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 3.5% have Dutch ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, the Borough Center neighborhood has one of the highest
concentrations of divorcees living here than of any neighborhood, a
higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7%
of U.S. neighborhoods. This may be because people living here divorce
more often than others, or that divorced people move here after they
become divorced. If you are divorced, you will be in good company in
this particular Pottstown neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real
option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals
walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 18.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in shear abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 29.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.
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 Borough Center neighborhood in Pottstown are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 93.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 34.0% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 78.0%
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 Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood, 38.8%
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 25.7% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(24.9%), and 10.6% in executive, management, and professional 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 Borough Center neighborhood in Pottstown, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German
(14.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.9%) , and residents who report Polish roots (7.2%) , and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.0%) , along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.9%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Pottstown Borough Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.0% 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 Pottstown Borough Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.9% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (53.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (18.5%) and 15.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.