Ridgefield, CT (Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd)



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About Ridgefield, CT (Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd median real estate price is $597,886, which is more expensive than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut and 88.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd is currently $3,351, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in Connecticut.

Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd, the current vacancy rate is 2.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 89.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 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.

Notable & Unique: 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 1.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 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. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd is among the best neighborhoods for families in Connecticut. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.6% 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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 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.

Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 75.8% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood may actually hold the key. 66.3% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: 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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 9.6% 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 96.0% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.4% 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 95.5% 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.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.2% 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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.2% of neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.0% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood has more Hungarian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 2.4% have Greek ancestry.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 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 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood, 64.5% 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 20.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.7%), and 7.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households. Some people also speak Polish (4.9%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood in Ridgefield, CT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.5%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report German roots (15.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (14.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.9%), 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 Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (26.3% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (85.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (7.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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AGE OF Ridgefield, CT (Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd) HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated July 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 0.101011101001110
Ridgefield 0.101011101001110
Connecticut 2.07

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Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 0.101011101001110
Ridgefield 0.101011101001110
Connecticut 16.81

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Salem Rd/Barlow Mountain Rd 0.101011101001110
Ridgefield 0.101011101001110
Connecticut 19

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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RIDGEFIELD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to CT* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Barlow Mountain Elementary School
115 Barlow Mountain Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
PK-05
Branchville Elementary School
40 Florida Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
PK-05
East Ridge Middle School
10 East Ridge Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
06-08
Farmingville Elementary School
324 Farmingville Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
KG-05
Ridgebury Elementary School
112 Bennett's Farm Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
PK-05
Ridgefield High School
700 North Salem Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
09-12
Scotland Elementary School
111 Barlow Mountain Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
PK-05
Scotts Ridge Middle School
750 North Salem Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
06-08
Veterans Park Elementary School
8 Governor St.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
PK-05
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