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
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Normandy Rd / Wood Ave 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
Normandy Rd / Wood Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Normandy Rd / Wood Ave
is among the best neighborhoods for families in New Jersey. In fact, this neighborhood is
more family-friendly than 95.0% of neighborhoods
in the entire state of New Jersey. Its combination of top public
schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives
this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other
families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong
sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents
influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will
find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the
Normandy Rd / Wood Ave neighborhood.
In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and college students.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Normandy Rd / Wood Ave neighborhood has more
Asian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 55.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 4.3% have Portuguese ancestry.
Normandy Rd / Wood Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.3% 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 Normandy Rd / Wood Ave
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
Normandy Rd / Wood Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
14.4% 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 99.3%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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 18.3% of the
Normandy Rd / Wood Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.2% of America's
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Normandy Rd / Wood Ave
What is interesting to note, is that the Normandy Rd / Wood Ave
neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country
(45.0%) than are found in 96.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Normandy Rd / Wood Ave neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 99.6% of neighborhoods in America.