Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale median real estate price is $408,949, which is more expensive than 55.7% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 60.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale is currently $2,316, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.4% of Connecticut neighborhoods.
Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Portland, Connecticut.
Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale has a 12.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 67.8% 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 Portland, the Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Did you know that the Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood has more French Canadian and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.1% of this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 14.9% have Polish ancestry.
Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood in Portland 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 92.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.8% 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 59.7% 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 Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood, 44.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 23.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.6%), and 13.3% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.8% of households. Some people also speak Polish (14.7%).
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 Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood in Portland, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (20.4%), and residents who report Polish roots (14.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (10.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (10.5%), 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 Fogelmarks Corners / Riverdale neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.