Dover, DE (East Lake Gardens / Wesley College)




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About Dover, DE (East Lake Gardens / Wesley College)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

East Lake Gardens / Wesley College median real estate price is $238,491, which is more expensive than 50.7% of the neighborhoods in Delaware and 61.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in East Lake Gardens / Wesley College is currently $953, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 87.9% of Delaware neighborhoods.

East Lake Gardens / Wesley College is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Dover, Delaware.

East Lake Gardens / Wesley College real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

East Lake Gardens / Wesley College has a 13.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 70.0% 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.

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: Diversity

Did you know that the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood has more British and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.1% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 0.7% have Belgian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 75.8% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 40.6% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Delaware.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

With 3.1% of employed workers living in the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 98.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 12.7% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, in the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 15.0% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.5% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!


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 East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood in Dover are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood, 45.2% 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 33.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.5%), and 11.9% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: 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 East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood in Dover, DE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (16.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.4%), and residents who report English roots (8.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (6.2%), along with some Jamaican ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

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 East Lake Gardens / Wesley College neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (75.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (15.0%) and 8.8% 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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East Lake Gardens / Wesley College 0.101011101001110
Dover 0.101011101001110
Delaware 4.99
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East Lake Gardens / Wesley College 0.101011101001110
Dover 0.101011101001110
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East Lake Gardens / Wesley College 0.101011101001110
Dover 0.101011101001110
Delaware 76

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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