Real Estate Prices and Overview
Port Richmond Avenue & Grove Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10302
is found within the neighborhood we call:
The Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood of Staten Island.
The description below refers to the neighborhood by that name. Please note this while
reading your neighborhood description.
Richmond Ter / John St median real estate prices are $309,172, which is more expensive than 44.9% of the neighborhoods
in New York and 79.0% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Richmond Ter / John St are currently
$1,186, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 42.7% of New York neighborhoods.
Richmond Ter / John St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Staten Island, New York. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Richmond Ter / John St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Richmond Ter / John St 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 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in
Richmond Ter / John St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.4%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.9% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Richmond Ter / John St is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 43.6% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 97.0% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood has more
Puerto Rican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 13.6% of
this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 7.8% have Sub-Saharan African ancestry.
Richmond Ter / John St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars
or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile
not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services
one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in
the Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
24.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood in Staten Island are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 75.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 41.9% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 85.4%
of U.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 Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood, 29.5%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 28.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations
(22.6%), and 19.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood in Staten Island, NY, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican
(30.0%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (13.6%) , and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (7.8%) , and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (4.8%) , along with some Arab ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 36.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Richmond Ter / John St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 47.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and Arabic.
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 Richmond Ter / John St neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.8% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (40.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (35.4%) and 8.3% 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.