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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Guilford West median real estate price is $515,944, which is more expensive than 73.8% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 72.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Guilford West is currently $3,217, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 77.0% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.

Guilford West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Guilford, Connecticut.

Guilford West 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 owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Guilford West neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Guilford West, the current vacancy rate is 0.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 92.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Guilford West is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 get around.

People

If you're planning where to retire, the Guilford West neighborhood in Guilford is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in CT, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 86.0% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut. If you are considering retiring to Connecticut, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Diversity

Did you know that the Guilford West neighborhood has more Italian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 1.8% have Lithuanian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Guilford West neighborhood in Guilford are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 86.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.7% 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 76.4% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Guilford West neighborhood, 53.3% 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 19.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.5%), and 11.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Guilford West neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (5.7%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Guilford West neighborhood in Guilford, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (27.0%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (21.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (19.3%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (17.9%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.1%), among others.

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 Guilford West neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (73.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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