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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights median real estate price is $354,577, which is less expensive than 80.9% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 52.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights is currently $2,028, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 92.5% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Bridgeton, New Jersey.

Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.7% in Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 44.7% 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 Bridgeton, the Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

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 Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights 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 98.7% of all American neighborhoods.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.5% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood in Bridgeton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 64.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.9% 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 53.3% 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 Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood, 36.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 20.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.9%), and 18.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (13.9%).

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 Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood in Bridgeton, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (15.3%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (11.3%), among others.

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 Sunset Lake / Laurel Heights neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (86.9%) 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.


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