Chester, NJ (Borough Center)




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About Chester, NJ (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of Chester is $526,167, which is more expensive than 83.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 88.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Chester Borough Center is currently $1,402, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 63.2% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Chester Borough Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Chester, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Borough Center of Chester, NJ is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Borough Center 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 Chester Borough Center are 7.5%, which is lower than one will find in 60.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Chester Borough Center 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.

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: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Chester Borough Center neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, if you are planning to retire in New Jersey, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Chester Borough Center may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New Jersey, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.0% of neighborhoods in NJ. If a New Jersey retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Chester Borough Center neighborhood has more Austrian and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 23.5% have Italian ancestry.

Chester Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Chester Borough Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 8.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0% of all neighborhoods in America.


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 Borough Center neighborhood in Chester are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 90.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Chester Borough Center neighborhood, 50.3% 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 24.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.8%), and 9.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Borough Center neighborhood in Chester, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.1%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (23.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (20.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (13.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.0%), among others. In addition, 11.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Chester Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (8.5%).

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 Chester Borough Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America. However, there is also a significant group of residents (8.7%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (79.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (10.2%) and 5.3% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Chester 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Chester 0.101011101001110
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
Chester 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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WEST MORRIS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
West Morris Central High School
259 Bartley Road
Chester, NJ, 07930
09-12
West Morris Mendham High School
65 East Main Street
Mendham, NJ, 07945
09-12

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CHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Black River Middle School
133 Rt. 513 North Road
Chester, NJ, 07930
06-08
Bragg Elementary School
250 Route 24
Chester, NJ, 07930
03-05
Dickerson Elementary School
250 Rt. 24
Chester, NJ, 07930
PK-02

School District Enrollment By Group

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