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 76.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Lee Park are currently
$332, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 97.9% 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
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 Wilkes-Barre,
the Lee Park 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 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
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 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
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
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 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 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
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 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.