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 Edison,
the Maplecrest Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Maplecrest Rd neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Maplecrest Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But
in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's
exclusive analysis reveals that 30.6% of the adults here have
earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a
higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in
95.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American
neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are
highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Maplecrest Rd neighborhood has more
Asian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 65.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 1.8% have Portuguese ancestry.
Maplecrest Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 14.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute
is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Maplecrest Rd
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Maplecrest Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
12.1% 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 98.6%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
What is interesting to note, is that the Maplecrest Rd
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(51.0%) than are found in 97.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 17.7% of the
Maplecrest Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.1% of America's
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 63.5% of the workforce
in the Maplecrest Rd neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Maplecrest Rd stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 90.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.