Highland Lake, NJ (Willow Brook)




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About Highland Lake, NJ (Willow Brook)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Willow Brook median real estate price is $222,883, which is less expensive than 79.9% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 79.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Willow Brook is currently , based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Willow Brook is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Highland Lake, New Jersey.

Willow Brook real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Willow Brook neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Willow Brook are 7.2%, which is lower than one will find in 62.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Willow Brook 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: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Willow Brook 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 Willow Brook community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the Willow Brook neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 14.8% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of New Jersey. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Real estate in the Willow Brook neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Willow Brook neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 98.9% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Willow Brook neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 31.4% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Willow Brook neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 26.0% have Italian ancestry.

Willow Brook is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.5% 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 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Willow Brook neighborhood in Highland Lake are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 92.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Willow Brook neighborhood, 36.9% 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 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.7%), and 15.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Willow Brook neighborhood in Highland Lake, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (27.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (26.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (13.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (11.7%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Willow Brook neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.5% of households.

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 Willow Brook neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in 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 (7.7%) . 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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Willow Brook 0.101011101001110
Highland Lake 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Willow Brook 0.101011101001110
Highland Lake 0.101011101001110
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Highland Lake 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

WEST MILFORD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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
West Milford High School
67 Highlander Drive
West Milford, NJ, 07480
09-12
Apshawa Elementary School
140 High Crest Drive
West Milford, NJ, 07480
KG-06
Macopin Middle School
70 Highlander Drive
West Milford, NJ, 07480
07-08
Marshall Hill Elementary School
210 Marshall Hill Road
West Milford, NJ, 07480
KG-06
Paradise Knoll Elementary School
103 Paradise Road
Oak Ridge, NJ, 07438
KG-06
Upper Greenwood Lake Elementary School
41 Henry Road
Hewitt, NJ, 07421
PK-06
Westbrook Elementary School
55 Nosenzo Pond Road
West Milford, NJ, 07480
KG-06
Maple Road Elementary School
36 Maple Road
West Milford, NJ, 07480
PK-06

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VERNON TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Vernon Township High School
1832 Route 565
Vernon, NJ, 07462
09-12
Lounsberry Hollow Middle School
30 Sammis Road
Vernon, NJ, 07462
05-06
Rolling Hills Primary School
60 Sammis Road
Vernon, NJ, 07462
02-04
Walnut Ridge Primary School
625 Route 517
Vernon, NJ, 07462
PK-01
Glen Meadow Middle School
7 Sammis Road
Vernon, NJ, 07462
07-08
Cedar Mountain Primary School
17 Sammis Road
Vernon, NJ, 07462
02-04

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