Real Estate Prices and Overview
Lee Park median real estate prices are $98,300, which is less expensive than 70.6% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods
and 76.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Lee Park are currently
$449, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 97.3% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Lee Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Lee Park 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 Lee Park 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.
Real estate vacancies in Lee Park are 6.1%,
which is lower than one will find in 69.5% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Lee Park
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
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 Lee Park neighborhood has more
Welsh and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 2.2% have Lithuanian ancestry.
Lee Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% 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 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Lee Park neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 79.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, 9.7% 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 63.2%
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 Lee Park neighborhood, 30.8%
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 26.9% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(25.6%), and 16.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the Lee Park neighborhood in Wilkes-Barre, PA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish
(19.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.2%) , and residents who report Italian roots (11.8%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.2%) , along with some Welsh ancestry residents (7.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Lee Park
neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.7% of households.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Lee Park neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.8% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (84.3%) 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 (6.9%) and 6.8% 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.