Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East median real estate price is $723,804, which is more expensive than 88.3% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 85.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East is currently $3,791, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.6% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.
Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East 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 Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East 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 6.6% in Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 57.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.
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.
If you are planning to retire in Connecticut, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Connecticut, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 96.7% of neighborhoods in CT. If a Connecticut retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 35.3% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 13.1% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Also, 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 4.9% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East 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.
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood, analysis shows that 24.6% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.
Did you know that the Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood has more Brazilian and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 26.2% have Italian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood in Ridgefield 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 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 12.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 54.6% of U.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 Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood, 67.6% 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 14.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.6%), and 6.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.7%).
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 Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood in Ridgefield, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (26.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.6%), and residents who report English roots (15.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.5%), among others. In addition, 10.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Route 7 Gateway / Lakes East neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (34.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (61.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (6.2%) and 5.1% 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.