Scotch Plains, NJ (Town Center)



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About Scotch Plains, NJ (Town Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Town Center of Scotch Plains is $503,761, which is more expensive than 77.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 84.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Scotch Plains Town Center is currently $1,581, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 86.0% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Scotch Plains Town Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Town Center of Scotch Plains, NJ is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) . Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Town Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Scotch Plains Town Center, the current vacancy rate is 3.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 85.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Scotch Plains Town Center is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Scotch Plains Town Center 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 Scotch Plains Town Center community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.1% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, first-time home buyers and highly educated executives.

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 Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.4% 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 97.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 95.7% of neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood has more Eastern European and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.7% have Brazilian ancestry.

Scotch Plains Town Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood. More residents of the Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Town Center 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 94.9% 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 Neighbors: Occupations

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 Town Center neighborhood, 57.9% 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 19.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.0%), and 9.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

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 Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Portuguese, French and African languages.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Town Center neighborhood in Scotch Plains, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (22.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.3%), and residents who report German roots (14.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (6.3%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (5.8%), among others. In addition, 11.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Scotch Plains Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (80.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (7.2%) and 5.6% of residents also take the train 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.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Crime
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Scotch Plains 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.08

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Town Center 0.101011101001110
Scotch Plains 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 14.05

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Scotch Plains 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 59

Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

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School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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*
Evergreen Elementary School
2280 Evergreen Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
PK-04
Howard B. Brunner Elementary School
721 Westfield Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
PK-04
J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School
16 Kevin Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
PK-04
Park Middle School
580 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
05-08
School One Elementary
563 Willow Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
PK-04
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
667 Westfield Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
09-12
Terrill Middle School
1301 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
05-08
William J. Mcginn Elementary School
1100 Roosevelt Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
KG-04
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