Maplewood, NJ (Springfield Ave / Indiana St)




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About Maplewood, NJ (Springfield Ave / Indiana St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Springfield Ave / Indiana St median real estate price is $561,678, which is more expensive than 84.9% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 89.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Springfield Ave / Indiana St is currently $2,116, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.3% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Springfield Ave / Indiana St is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Springfield Ave / Indiana St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Springfield Ave / Indiana St 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.

Springfield Ave / Indiana St has a 14.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 73.2% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 100.0% 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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

In addition, the first thing that you'll notice if you moved to this neighborhood is that an astounding 3.7% of the households are same sex couples. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis, this is a higher proportion of same sex households than in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. This is one indicator that this neighborhood is likely a gay-friendly neighborhood. So if you are looking for such a neighborhood, the Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood should definitely be on your list of places to consider.

Also, 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 1.3% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Springfield Ave / Indiana St 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.

Finally, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood, where 34.3% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood has more Eastern European and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 2.3% have Greek ancestry.

Springfield Ave / Indiana St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% 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 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 32.6% of the Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.9% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 66.8% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 8.4% 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 95.6% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 79.7% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Springfield Ave / Indiana St 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.8% 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 87.3% of America'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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood, 66.8% 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 16.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.1%), and 6.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood in Maplewood, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (19.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.2%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (3.7%), among others. In addition, 15.9% 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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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 Springfield Ave / Indiana St neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (59.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (32.6%) . 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. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Maplewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Maplewood 0.101011101001110
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Maplewood 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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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