Metuchen, NJ (Christol St / Grove Ave)




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About Metuchen, NJ (Christol St / Grove Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Christol St / Grove Ave median real estate price is $527,979, which is more expensive than 83.6% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 88.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Christol St / Grove Ave is currently $1,835, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.1% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Christol St / Grove Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Metuchen, New Jersey.

Christol St / Grove Ave 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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Christol St / Grove Ave, the current vacancy rate is 2.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 89.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Christol St / Grove Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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 Metuchen, the Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.5% 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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

In addition, 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 2.6% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Christol St / Grove Ave 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.

Also, 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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood, where 32.8% 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 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood has more British and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have British ancestry and 1.2% have Brazilian ancestry.

Christol St / Grove Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% 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 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Christol St / Grove Ave 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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.8% 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 97.9% of all 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 18.6% of the Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.2% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 64.2% 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.


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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood in Metuchen 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 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.2% 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 83.2% 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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood, 64.2% 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 14.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.4%), and 7.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood in Metuchen, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (21.6%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (18.6%), and residents who report German roots (10.2%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (9.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.5%), among others. In addition, 10.4% 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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 85.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and South Asian languages.

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 Christol St / Grove Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.8%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (68.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (18.6%) and 5.1% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Metuchen 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Metuchen 0.101011101001110
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Metuchen 0.101011101001110
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Neighborhood Public School Data

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Ave
Metuchen, NJ, 08840
09-12
Campbell Elementary School
24 Durham Avenue
Metuchen, NJ, 08840
01-04
Edgar Middle School
49 Brunswick Avenue
Metuchen, NJ, 08840
05-08
Mildred B. Moss Elementary School
16 Simpson Place
Metuchen, NJ, 08840
PK-KG

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