Clark, NJ (Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave)




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About Clark, NJ (Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave median real estate price is $581,457, which is more expensive than 87.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 91.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave is currently $1,782, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.2% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Clark, New Jersey.

Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave, the current vacancy rate is 0.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 96.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Clark, the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood has more Portuguese and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 27.9% have Italian ancestry.

Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.3% 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 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 29.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 97.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.7%, the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, one way that the Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

Notable & Unique: People

The Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood stands out within New Jersey for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 5.8% of college-friendly places to live in NJ. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.


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 Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood in Clark 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 92.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.6% 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 67.6% 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 Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood, 42.1% 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 21.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (19.1%), and 17.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood in Clark, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (27.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report Polish roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.5%), along with some Portuguese ancestry residents (8.9%), among others. In addition, 17.5% 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 Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 73.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic.

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 Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (88.0%) 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave 0.101011101001110
Clark 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55

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Oak Ridge Rd / Lake Ave 0.101011101001110
Clark 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26

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Clark 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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CLARK TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOLS


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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
Arthur L. Johnson High School
365 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ, 07066
09-12
Clark Preschool Annex
430 Westfield Ave
Clark, NJ, 07066
PK-PK
Frank K. Hehnly
590 Raritan Road
Clark, NJ, 07066
KG-05
Carl H. Kumpf School
59 Mildred Terrace
Clark, NJ, 07066
06-08
Valley Road School
150 Valley Road
Clark, NJ, 07066
KG-05

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