Bloomfield, NJ (Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave)




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About Bloomfield, NJ (Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave median real estate price is $325,158, which is more expensive than 47.0% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 74.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave is currently $1,557, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 48.1% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bloomfield, New Jersey.

Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings 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 Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave has a 11.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 60.1% 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood has more South American and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 18.3% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 8.0% have Haitian ancestry.

Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (21.8% ride the bus) than 97.5% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 38.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave 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 4.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New Jersey.


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 Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood in Bloomfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 71.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 25.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 65.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood, 32.3% 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 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (24.2%), and 18.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood in Bloomfield, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (18.3%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (12.7%), and residents who report Dominican roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of Haitian ancestry (8.0%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 36.6% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

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 Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 46.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, South Asian languages and Tagalog (the first language of the Philippine region).

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 Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (58.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (21.8%) and 7.6% of residents also take the train 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave 0.101011101001110
Bloomfield 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave 0.101011101001110
Bloomfield 0.101011101001110
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Arlington Ave / Watsessing Ave 0.101011101001110
Bloomfield 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Better than of NJ school districts.

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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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