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 Cape May Court House,
the Grassy Sound / Swain neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Grassy Sound / Swain is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition to being coastal, Grassy Sound / Swain is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 38.2% of the residential real estate vacant, the Grassy Sound / Swain neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 11.0% of the people in the Grassy Sound / Swain
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
In addition, if you're planning where to retire, the Grassy Sound / Swain neighborhood in
Cape May Court House is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has
above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NJ,
offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an
enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better
for retirement living than 88.4% of the neighborhoods
in New Jersey. If you are considering retiring to New Jersey, this
is a good neighborhood to look at.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Grassy Sound / Swain neighborhood has more
Finnish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Finnish ancestry and 24.5% have Italian ancestry.
Grassy Sound / Swain is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the
Grassy Sound / Swain (21.7%) than in 96.4% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
With 1.2% of employed workers living in the
Grassy Sound / Swain neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has
the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military
than 95.2% of American neighborhoods. This is a major
shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.