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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Acton / Fenwick median real estate price is $372,114, which is less expensive than 79.4% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 49.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Acton / Fenwick is currently $2,632, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 73.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Acton / Fenwick is a remote neighborhood (based on population density) located in Salem, New Jersey.

Acton / Fenwick real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Acton / Fenwick neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Acton / Fenwick has a 16.0% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 80.0% 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.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Acton / Fenwick 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 Acton / Fenwick community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, of particular note, 6.0% of the people in the Acton / Fenwick neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Also, if you're planning where to retire, the Acton / Fenwick neighborhood in Salem is a great option to consider. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive retirement dream area analysis, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety ratings compared to other neighborhoods in NJ, offers a wide range of housing options, and has already attracted an enviable mix of college educated seniors. This neighborhood ranks as better for retirement living than 87.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey. If you are considering retiring to New Jersey, this is a good neighborhood to look at.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the Acton / Fenwick neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.3% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 44 residents per square mile, Acton / Fenwick is less crowded than 90.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Acton / Fenwick neighborhood has more Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Acton / Fenwick neighborhood in Salem are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 76.4% 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.

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 Acton / Fenwick neighborhood, 42.1% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 20.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.9%), and 15.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Acton / Fenwick neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.9%).

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 Acton / Fenwick neighborhood in Salem, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (14.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (14.3%), and residents who report German roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (6.9%), among others.

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 Acton / Fenwick neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.6%) and 5.8% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.


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