North Highlands Beach / Town Center median real estate price is $340,759, which is less expensive than 73.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods and 45.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in North Highlands Beach / Town Center is currently $3,014, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 40.8% of New Jersey neighborhoods.
North Highlands Beach / Town Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Villas, New Jersey. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
North Highlands Beach / Town Center real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two 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 North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in North Highlands Beach / Town Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 36.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (34.6%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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.
North Highlands Beach / Town Center is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, North Highlands Beach / Town Center is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 36.9%, which is higher than 96.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood has more Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.2% have Lithuanian ancestry.
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 North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood in Villas are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.9% of the neighborhoods in America. With 16.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.3% of U.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 North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood, 35.3% 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 34.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.8%), and 13.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.2% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.3%).
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 North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood in Villas, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (35.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.3%), and residents who report English roots (13.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.3%), among others.
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 North Highlands Beach / Town Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (82.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.