Harrison, NJ (Davis Ave / Central Ave)




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About Harrison, NJ (Davis Ave / Central Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Davis Ave / Central Ave median real estate price is $323,563, which is less expensive than 53.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 53.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Davis Ave / Central Ave is currently $1,265, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 73.5% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Davis Ave / Central Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Harrison, New Jersey.

Davis Ave / Central 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 renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Davis Ave / Central Ave, the current vacancy rate is 3.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Davis Ave / Central 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 Harrison, the Davis Ave / Central 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 Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood has more South American and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.6% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 6.0% have Portuguese ancestry.

Davis Ave / Central Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.6% 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 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Davis Ave / Central 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 51.7% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.5% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,920 people per square mile living here.

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 Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (48.7%) than are found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 17.5% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.2% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, in the Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood, 14.4% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 26.9% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood in Harrison are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 33.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.8% of U.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 Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood, 33.1% 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 manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (26.5%), and 13.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood in Harrison, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (21.6%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report Mexican roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (8.0%), along with some Portuguese ancestry residents (6.0%), among others. In addition, 48.7% 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 Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 47.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, Portuguese, South Asian languages and Chinese.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Davis Ave / Central Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (40.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (17.5%) and 14.4% of residents also take the train 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Davis Ave / Central Ave 0.101011101001110
Harrison 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Davis Ave / Central Ave 0.101011101001110
Harrison 0.101011101001110
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Harrison 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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HARRISON 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
Harrison High School
800 Hamilton Street
Harrison, NJ, 07029
09-12
Lincoln Elementary School
221 Cross Street
Harrison, NJ, 07029
PK-03
Washington Middle School
One Nortrh Fifth Street
Harrison, NJ, 07029
06-08
Hamilton Intermediate School
223 Hamilton Street
Harrison, NJ, 07029
04-05

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