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 Highland Park,
the Borough Center 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 Highland Park Borough Center neighborhood has more
Eastern European and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 4.0% have Romanian ancestry.
Highland Park Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% 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 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the Highland Park Borough Center neighborhood, where 46.3% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.2%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, for many reasons, Highland Park Borough Center is rated by NeighborhoodScout
as one of the top 1.6% of ideal neighborhoods for first-time
home buyers in the state of New Jersey. Homes here are priced below
median housing values in the state, yet the neighborhood has a track
record according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive neighborhood home
appreciation rates of above average real estate appreciation over the
last five years compared to other NJ neighborhoods, protecting
your investment in your first home, while simultaneously making it
less risky for your lender. Not only does this neighborhood stand out
for combining price and home value stability or increases, it also is
a neighborhood with a high quality resident population according exclusive
data, meaning this is likely a good place to buy, live, and enjoy. While
many first time home buyers focus purely on low cost and convenient location,
which can risk your investment in your first home and put you in a less
than desirable neighborhood, this neighborhood is a true standout for
a lot of reasons, and definitely worth a look if you are a first time home buyer.
In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 7.5% of residents in
the Highland Park Borough Center neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
98.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Also, if you like to ride a ferry to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 0.5% of the Highland Park Borough Center
neighborhood's commuters ride a ferry to and from work each day, which is more than we found in
98.7% of America's neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Highland Park Borough Center neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.8% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 73.3%
of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or
other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes
the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what
this neighborhood is about.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Highland Park Borough Center neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 34.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.0% of America's neighborhoods.