Crossroad Park median real estate price is $210,560, which is more expensive than 48.6% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 29.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Crossroad Park is currently $2,132, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.2% of the neighborhoods in Michigan.
Crossroad Park is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Portage, Michigan.
Crossroad Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Crossroad Park neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Crossroad Park are 4.9%, which is lower than one will find in 68.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Crossroad Park is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
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.
Crossroad Park is ranked among the top 6.4% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of Michigan according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Crossroad Park neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.
Did you know that the Crossroad Park neighborhood has more Dutch ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry.
Crossroad Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.5% 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 95.6% 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 Crossroad Park neighborhood in Portage are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 42.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% 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 60.2% of America'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 Crossroad Park neighborhood, 40.6% 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 27.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (18.4%), and 13.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
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 Crossroad Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.
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 Crossroad Park neighborhood in Portage, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.2%), and residents who report English roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (9.7%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (5.3%), 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 Crossroad Park neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (87.7%) 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.