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 Scotch Plains,
the Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd neighborhood has more
Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.1% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.3% have Eastern European ancestry.
Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 95.4%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.7% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in New Jersey, combining peace and quiet, safety from
crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can
choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion
of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other
age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies
this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking
of or planning to retire in New Jersey.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
95.1% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 63.1%
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 Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd
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
Lamberts Mill Rd / Raritan Rd neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having,
on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America.
8.1% 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 95.1%
of all neighborhoods in America.