Cliffside Park, NJ (Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave)




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About Cliffside Park, NJ (Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave median real estate price is $475,883, which is more expensive than 76.7% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 85.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave is currently $1,717, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 62.0% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

Anderson Ave / Lawton 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 Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave are 6.4%, which is lower than one will find in 66.9% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood has more Croatian and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Croatian ancestry and 5.7% have Greek ancestry.

Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% 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 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 2.2% of the Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 98.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Anderson Ave / Lawton 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 38.6% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 96.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.6% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 22,006 people per square mile living here. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're planning where to retire, the Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood in Cliffside Park 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 87.0% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey. If you are considering retiring to New Jersey, this is a good neighborhood to look at.


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 Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood in Cliffside Park are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.9% 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 69.7% 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 Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood, 34.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (21.0%), and 12.8% 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 Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood in Cliffside Park, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (18.4%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (7.8%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (7.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (6.1%), among others. In addition, 37.1% 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 Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 42.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Korean, Italian and Greek.

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 Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (27.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (53.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (23.8%) and 9.1% 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave 0.101011101001110
Cliffside Park 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave 0.101011101001110
Cliffside Park 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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Anderson Ave / Lawton Ave 0.101011101001110
Cliffside Park 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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CLIFFSIDE PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Better than of NJ school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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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
Cliffside Park High School
538 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010
09-12
School #3
397 Palisade Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010
KG-06
School #4
279 Columbia Avenue
Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010
PK-06
School #5
214 Day Ave
Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010
KG-06
School #6
440 Oakdene Ave
Cliffside Park, NJ, 07010
KG-08

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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