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Real Estate Prices & Overview

West Norwalk median real estate price is $871,927, which is more expensive than 89.8% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 87.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Norwalk is currently $4,508, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.9% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.

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

West Norwalk real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 West Norwalk neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.7% in West Norwalk. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 55.6% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the West Norwalk neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 14.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.2% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 2.8% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the West Norwalk neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.

In addition, with more than 2.0% of residents living with a same sex partner, West Norwalk is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the West Norwalk neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 95.8% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Modes of Transportation

In the West Norwalk neighborhood, 15.3% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the West Norwalk neighborhood has more Swiss and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 23.4% have Italian ancestry.

West Norwalk is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.2% 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 West Norwalk neighborhood in Norwalk 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 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% 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 70.9% of America'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 Norwalk neighborhood, 65.8% 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 14.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.0%), and 8.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 West Norwalk neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

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 West Norwalk neighborhood in Norwalk, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (23.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (21.6%), and residents who report German roots (12.9%), and some of the residents are also of Swiss ancestry (10.2%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 14.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 West Norwalk neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (14.1%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (61.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (15.3%) . 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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