Maplewood, NJ (Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd)




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About Maplewood, NJ (Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd median real estate price is $716,472, which is more expensive than 93.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 93.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd is currently $3,236, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd 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.

In Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd 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: Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.5% of neighborhoods in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, one way that the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 97.7% 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.

Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 67.6% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: People

If you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 0.2% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.8% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.

Also, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 80.0% of the adults living in the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Finally, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 97.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood has more British and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 8.3% have Russian ancestry.

Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 73.0% of the workforce in the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 46.1% of the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 98.5% of America'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 Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood in Maplewood are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood, 73.0% 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 16.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (8.3%), and 3.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood in Maplewood, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (18.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (14.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (8.3%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 13.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.7%).

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 Jefferson Ave / Ridgewood Rd neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (45.3% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (49.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (46.1%) . 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Maplewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Maplewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnett St
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
06-08
Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
09-12
South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Road
S Orange, NJ, 07079
06-08
Clinton Elementary School
27 Berkshire Rd
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
PK-05
Jefferson Elementary School
518 Ridgewood Rd
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
03-05
Marshall Elementary School
262 Grove Rd
S Orange, NJ, 07079
KG-02
Seth Boyden Elementary Demonstration School
274 Boyden Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
KG-05
Tuscan Elementary
25 Harvard Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
KG-05
South Mountain Elementary/Annex
444 West South Orange Ave
S Orange, NJ, 07079
PK-05

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