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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Hattertown / Hopewell median real estate price is $647,832, which is more expensive than 81.2% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 79.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Hattertown / Hopewell is currently $3,335, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 84.2% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.

Hattertown / Hopewell is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Newtown, Connecticut.

Hattertown / Hopewell real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Hattertown / Hopewell 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 Hattertown / Hopewell, the current vacancy rate is 2.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Hattertown / Hopewell is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Newtown, the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

One way that the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.9% of neighborhoods in America.

People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Hattertown / Hopewell is among the best neighborhoods for families in Connecticut. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Connecticut. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

In addition, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood is wealthier than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 1.0% have Brazilian ancestry.

Hattertown / Hopewell is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood in Newtown 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 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.7% 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 72.7% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood, 54.4% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.0%), and 7.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.1%).

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 Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood in Newtown, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report German roots (12.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (10.0%), among others.

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 Hattertown / Hopewell neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.3% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (77.6%) 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 (5.6%) . 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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