Forked River, NJ (Town Center)




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About Forked River, NJ (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Forked River is $383,394, which is more expensive than 61.8% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 79.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Forked River Town Center is currently $1,643, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Forked River Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Forked River, New Jersey. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Real estate in the Town Center of Forked River, NJ 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 Town 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Forked River Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 25.2%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 91.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (21.5%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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 Forked River, the Town Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Forked River Town Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Forked River Town Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Forked River Town Center neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.9% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Forked River Town Center neighborhood has more Hungarian and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Hungarian ancestry and 2.2% have Ukrainian ancestry.

Forked River Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.0%) living in the Forked River Town Center neighborhood.

In addition, forked River Town Center is ranked among the top 8.1% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of New Jersey according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Forked River Town Center neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Town Center neighborhood in Forked River are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 84.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.7% 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 90.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Forked River Town Center neighborhood, 40.6% 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 33.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.1%), and 12.0% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Town Center neighborhood in Forked River, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.0%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (22.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (19.4%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (10.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (9.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Forked River Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.3% of households.

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 Forked River Town Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (87.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (12.9%) . 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Forked River 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Forked River 0.101011101001110
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New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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LACEY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Lacey Townshio Middle School
660 Denton Avenue
Forked River, NJ, 08731
07-08
Forked River Elementary School
110 Lacey Road
Forked River, NJ, 08731
KG-04
Lanoka Harbor Elementary School
281 Manchester Ave
Lanoka Harbor, NJ, 08734
KG-04
Mill Pond Elementary School
210 Western Blvd
Lanoka Harbor, NJ, 08734
05-06
Lacey Township High School
73 Haines Street
Lanoka Harbor, NJ, 08734
09-12
Cedar Creek Elementary School
220 Western Blvd
Lanoka Harbor, NJ, 08734
KG-04

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