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 $614,318, which is more expensive than 87.3% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 90.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave is currently $2,208, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.5% 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 large (five or more 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.

Real estate vacancies in Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave are 4.6%, which is lower than one will find in 78.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 99.7% 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, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood, where 39.8% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 3.0% 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, 2.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 5.8% have Haitian ancestry.

Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% 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 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 73.4% 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 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

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 68.1% 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 97.4% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 30.0% 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 97.4% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood, analysis shows that 13.3% 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 97.4% 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 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 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.9% 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 75.1% 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, 73.4% 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 17.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (6.0%), and 3.5% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood in South Orange, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (12.1%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (8.9%), and residents who report German roots (6.7%), and some of the residents are also of Haitian ancestry (5.8%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 18.2% 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 85.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include African languages, French and Spanish.

Getting to Work

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 Scotland Rd / Montrose Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (63.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (30.0%) . 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

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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South Orange 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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South Orange 0.101011101001110
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South Orange 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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
Maplewood Middle School
7 Burnett St
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
06-08
Columbia High School
17 Parker Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
09-12
South Orange Middle School
70 North Ridgewood Road
S Orange, NJ, 07079
06-08
Clinton Elementary School
27 Berkshire Rd
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
PK-05
Jefferson Elementary School
518 Ridgewood Rd
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
03-05
Marshall Elementary School
262 Grove Rd
S Orange, NJ, 07079
KG-02
Seth Boyden Elementary Demonstration School
274 Boyden Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
KG-05
Tuscan Elementary
25 Harvard Ave
Maplewood, NJ, 07040
KG-05
South Mountain Elementary/Annex
444 West South Orange Ave
S Orange, NJ, 07079
PK-05

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