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 Manahawkin,
the Beach Haven West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking.
The Beach Haven West neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront
that are attractive to residents and visitors alike.
In addition to being coastal, Beach Haven West is a very nautical neighborhood,
meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and
on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel,
with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights
and sounds of.
One of the notable things about Beach Haven West is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Beach Haven West neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 57.8%, which is higher than 99.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Furthermore, this Beach Haven West neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 99.3% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 98.8% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Beach Haven West neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, Beach Haven West is ranked among the top 10.0%
of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider
in the state of New Jersey according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are
priced below median housing values in the state, yet
maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other
communities. Buying into the Beach Haven West
neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an
investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.
In addition to being an excellent choice for first-time home buyers, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Beach Haven West neighborhood has more
Italian and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 44.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 1.2% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.
Beach Haven West is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability
Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world,
with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer
to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long
time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis
reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods
for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents.
More residents of the Beach Haven West neighborhood live here
today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago
than is found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood
is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and
have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.