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 Main St / High St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Main St / High St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children
living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation
where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the
Main St / High St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
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 Main St / High St
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 99.0% 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 Main St / High St
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers and highly educated executives.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Main St / High St neighborhood has more
Danish and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.8% have Eastern European ancestry.
Main St / High St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.1% 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 Main St / High St
neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's
Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less
of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the
Main St / High St neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
9.1% 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 96.4%
of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Main St / High St neighborhood, 17.0% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.9% of the
neighborhoods in America.