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 Kendall Park,
the Franklin Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single
neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here
than 99.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have
school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the
Franklin Park neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many
people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if
you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
In addition, a majority of the adults in the Franklin Park neighborhood
are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately
homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their
upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably.
If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling
in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle
"best choice" neighborhood for New Jersey by NeighborhoodScout's analysis,
which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 97.3%
of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.
In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.
Also, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Franklin Park neighborhood is wealthier than 97.2%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Franklin Park neighborhood has more
Iranian and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Iranian ancestry and 2.6% have Ukrainian ancestry.
Franklin Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 66.9% of the workforce
in the Franklin Park neighborhood which, according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such
high-level people than is found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods
in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
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 Franklin Park neighborhood has
a highly unusual pattern of car ownership.
Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's
Analysis reveals that 21.8% of the households here have four, five,
or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.7% of
the neighborhoods in the nation.
Notable & Unique: Length of Commute
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has
a length of commute that is notable.
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Franklin Park neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way
to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour +
round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, real estate in the Franklin Park 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 98.1% 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.
Furthermore, one way that the Franklin Park neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
Also of note, most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Franklin Park stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 83.1% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.