Morristown, NJ (Morris Plains)




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About Morristown, NJ (Morris Plains)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Morris Plains median real estate price is $555,558, which is more expensive than 83.9% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 89.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Morris Plains is currently $1,930, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.2% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Morris Plains is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Morristown, New Jersey.

Morris Plains 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 Morris Plains neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Morris Plains are 5.3%, which is lower than one will find in 73.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Morris Plains is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Morristown, the Morris Plains neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

If you are planning to retire in New Jersey, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Morris Plains may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New Jersey, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.4% of neighborhoods in NJ. If a New Jersey retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

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 3.5% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Morris Plains 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 Morris Plains neighborhood, where 32.7% 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 Morris Plains neighborhood has more Italian and Slovak ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 27.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 1.7% have Slovak ancestry.

Morris Plains is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% 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 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 Morris Plains neighborhood in Morristown 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 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% 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 89.2% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Morris Plains neighborhood, 58.6% 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 21.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.8%), and 7.9% 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 Morris Plains neighborhood in Morristown, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (27.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (24.9%), and residents who report German roots (13.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (11.0%), along with some English ancestry residents (9.3%), among others. In addition, 11.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Morris Plains neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).

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 Morris Plains neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (91.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Morris Plains 0.101011101001110
Morristown 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Morristown 0.101011101001110
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Morristown 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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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
Hillcrest School
160 Hillcrest Avenue
Morristown, NJ, 07960
KG-02
Normandy Park School
19 A Normandy Parkway
Morristown, NJ, 07960
KG-05
Morristown High School
50 Early Street
Morristown, NJ, 07960
09-12
Alexander Hamilton
24 Mills Street
Morristown, NJ, 07960
03-05
Alfred Vail School
125 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ, 07950
KG-02
Frelinghuysen Middle School
West Hanover Avenue
Morristown, NJ, 07960
06-08
Lafayette Lerning Center
31 Hazel Street
Morristown, NJ, 07960
PK-PK
Sussex Avenue School
125 Sussex Avenue
Morristown, NJ, 07960
03-05
Thomas Jefferson School
James Street & Ogden Place
Morristown, NJ, 07960
03-05
Woodland School
51 Johnston Drive
Convent Station, NJ, 07961
KG-02

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