Scotch Plains East median real estate price is $768,299, which is more expensive than 82.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 85.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Scotch Plains East is currently $3,261, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 69.1% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.
Scotch Plains East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.
Scotch Plains East real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Scotch Plains East neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Scotch Plains East, the current vacancy rate is 2.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 86.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Scotch Plains East is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Scotch Plains East neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
Executives, managers and professionals make up 70.1% of the workforce in the Scotch Plains East neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.
Did you know that the Scotch Plains East neighborhood has more Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 2.7% have Eastern European ancestry.
Scotch Plains East is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Scotch Plains East neighborhood in Scotch Plains 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 91.8% 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.
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 Scotch Plains East neighborhood, 70.1% 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 16.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.0%), and 6.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
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 Scotch Plains East neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India, Spanish and Chinese.
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 Scotch Plains East neighborhood in Scotch Plains, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (15.6%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (12.9%), and residents who report Asian roots (11.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.9%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (8.1%), among others. In addition, 17.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Scotch Plains East neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (25.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (68.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.