Lakewood, NJ (Town Center)




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About Lakewood, NJ (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Lakewood is $698,134, which is more expensive than 92.7% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 93.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lakewood Town Center is currently $1,200, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 81.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Lakewood Town Center is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Town Center of Lakewood, NJ is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Lakewood Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 4.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.3% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lakewood Town Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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: Diversity

Did you know that the Lakewood Town Center neighborhood has more Eastern European and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 5.5% have Hungarian ancestry.

Lakewood Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 11.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Lakewood Town Center neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 27.5% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, in the Lakewood Town Center 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 20.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.7% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Notable & Unique: People

One of the unique characteristics of the Lakewood Town Center neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 70.2% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Lakewood Town Center 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 2.6% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New Jersey.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Lakewood Town Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the Lakewood Town Center neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 68.4% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

90.2% of the real estate in the Lakewood Town Center neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood 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 Town Center neighborhood in Lakewood are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 96.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 70.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.0% 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 Lakewood Town Center neighborhood, 47.4% 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 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.6%), and 12.6% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Town Center neighborhood in Lakewood, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Polish (15.3%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.3%), and residents who report Hungarian roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (4.2%), along with some German ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.

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 Lakewood Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 72.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Yiddish and Hebrew.

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 Lakewood Town Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (68.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (48.3%) 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 (27.5%) and 20.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lakewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Lakewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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
Oak Street Elem School
75 Oak Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
01-05
Lakewood Early Childhood Center
100 Linden Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
PK-PK
Lakewood High School
855 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
09-12
Clifton Ave Grade School
625 Clifton Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
01-05
Ella G Clarke Elementary School
455 Manetta Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
01-05
Lakewood Middle School
755 Somerset Avenue
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
06-08
Spruce Street Elementary School
90 Spruce Street
Lakewood, NJ, 08701
KG-01

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