South Orange, NJ (Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave)




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About South Orange, NJ (Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave median real estate price is $590,892, which is more expensive than 85.9% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 89.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave is currently $2,291, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.8% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in South Orange, New Jersey.

Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.0% in Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 50.2% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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

A majority of the adults in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for New Jersey by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and college students.

In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 70.3% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, 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 4.0% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood has more Eastern European and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 5.9% have Haitian ancestry.

Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 71.5% of the workforce in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood, analysis shows that 14.6% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 28.7% of the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.3% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 73.3% of the residential real estate in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.


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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood in South Orange 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 96.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.2% 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 71.3% 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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood, 71.5% 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 18.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.8%), and 3.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood in South Orange, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (10.8%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (9.5%), and residents who report Haitian roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (5.2%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.1%), among others. In addition, 22.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and French.

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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (65.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (28.7%) . 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (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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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

67 Vital Statistics. 0 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave 0.101011101001110
South Orange 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55

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Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave 0.101011101001110
South Orange 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave 0.101011101001110
South Orange 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (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

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
The Montrose Early Childhood Center School
358 Clark Street
South Orange, NJ, 07079
PK-PK
Tuscan Elementary School
25 Harvard Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
KG-05
South Mountain Elementary/annex School
444 West South Orange Ave
S Orange, NJ, 07079
PK-05
Seth Boyden Elementary Demonstration School
274 Boyden Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
KG-05
Marshall Elementary School
262 Grove Rd
S Orange, NJ, 07079
KG-02
Jefferson Elementary School
518 Ridgewood Rd
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
03-05
Clinton Elementary School
27 Berkshire Rd
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
PK-05
South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Road
S Orange, NJ, 07079
06-08
Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnett St
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
06-08
Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
09-12

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