West Side West End South median real estate price is $331,514, which is more expensive than 46.0% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 53.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in West Side West End South is currently $1,940, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 75.0% of Connecticut neighborhoods.
West Side West End South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
West Side West End South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the West Side West End South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
West Side West End South has a 12.4% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 69.4% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.
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 Bridgeport, the West Side West End South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
West Side West End South is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, West Side West End South 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, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the West Side West End South neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 100.0%, which is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so.
Furthermore, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the West Side West End South neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 89.0% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 98.0% of all neighborhoods in America.
Whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the West Side West End South neighborhood has more single mother households than 100.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.
In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the West Side West End South neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America. The West Side West End South neighborhood also has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (62.0%) than found in 97.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.
More people in West Side West End South choose to walk to work each day (43.2%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.
There are more people living in the West Side West End South neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (52.5%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.
Did you know that the West Side West End South neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 75.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 11.8% have Jamaican ancestry.
West Side West End South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 65.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 96.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
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 West Side West End South neighborhood in Bridgeport are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 62.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the West Side West End South neighborhood, 47.5% 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 32.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.5%), and 5.5% in executive, management, and professional occupations.
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 West Side West End South neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 65.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.
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 West Side West End South neighborhood in Bridgeport, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (75.7%). There are also a number of people of Jamaican ancestry (11.8%), and residents who report Italian roots (4.2%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others.
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 West Side West End South neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (44.8%) 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 (43.2%) and 7.5% 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.