Jersey City, NJ (Bowers St / Summit Ave)




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About Jersey City, NJ (Bowers St / Summit Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Bowers St / Summit Ave median real estate price is $516,934, which is more expensive than 81.3% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 87.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Bowers St / Summit Ave is currently $1,389, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 64.0% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Bowers St / Summit Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Bowers St / Summit 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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Bowers St / Summit Ave are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 75.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Bowers St / Summit Ave 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: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood has more Arab and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Arab ancestry and 13.5% have South American ancestry.

Bowers St / Summit Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.2% 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 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 50,979 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

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 Bowers St / Summit Ave 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, 55.5% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.2% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New Jersey.

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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 36.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (46.7%) than are found in 96.8% of all 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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood in Jersey City are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.4% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.3% of U.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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood, 34.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 23.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.1%), and 18.8% 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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood in Jersey City, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (27.7%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (13.5%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (9.6%), and some of the residents are also of Arab ancestry (6.2%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 46.7% 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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 35.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, South Asian languages, Hindi (which is the official language of India) and Gujarati (native to the Indian state of Gujarat).

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 Bowers St / Summit Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (36.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (32.1%) and 13.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Bowers St / Summit Ave 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Bowers St / Summit Ave 0.101011101001110
Jersey City 0.101011101001110
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Jersey City 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

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