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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Crossroad Park East median real estate price is $262,805, which is more expensive than 54.0% of the neighborhoods in Michigan and 36.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Crossroad Park East is currently $1,512, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 63.8% of Michigan neighborhoods.

Crossroad Park East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Portage, Michigan.

Crossroad Park East 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 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 7.4% in Crossroad Park East. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 53.3% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Portage, the Crossroad Park East neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Crossroad Park East neighborhood stands out by having 90.1% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Crossroad Park East neighborhood has more Dutch and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 0.9% have Armenian ancestry.

Crossroad Park East is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.3% 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 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 East neighborhood in Portage are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 6.0% 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 62.2% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Crossroad Park East neighborhood, 38.9% 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 27.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.9%), and 13.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Crossroad Park East neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.4% of households. Some people also speak Polish (7.3%).

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 Crossroad Park East neighborhood in Portage, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (21.0%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (7.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.8%), 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 Crossroad Park East neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (90.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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