Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill median real estate price is $625,599, which is more expensive than 66.7% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 78.4% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill is currently $3,513, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.8% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.
Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Orange, New Jersey.
Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill are 4.8%, which is lower than one will find in 69.7% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill 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.
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.
In the Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood, 10.8% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 5.2% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in New Jersey, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in New Jersey. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.
Did you know that the Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood has more South American and Austrian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.1% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 1.5% have Austrian ancestry.
Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% 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 Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood in West 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 92.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 64.5% 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 Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood, 62.2% 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 16.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.9%), and 7.0% 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 Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Chinese, African languages and Langs. of India.
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 Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood in West Orange, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (13.8%). There are also a number of people of South American ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (8.2%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (4.9%), among others. In addition, 30.5% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Briar Hill Villas / Scenic Hill neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (63.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (10.8%) and 5.4% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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.