Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas median real estate price is $521,312, which is more expensive than 63.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 76.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas is currently $4,072, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.1% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.
Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in West Orange, New Jersey.
Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas, the current vacancy rate is 2.7%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 83.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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.
Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood is wealthier than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas 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 Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 16.0% 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 98.9% of all neighborhoods in America.
More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 97.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood has more Eastern European and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 7.6% have Haitian ancestry.
Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 7.2% 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 98.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas 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 97.4% 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.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood, 59.9% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (12.6%), and 9.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
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 Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood is English, spoken by 59.3% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French, Italian and African languages.
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 Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood in West Orange, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (9.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (8.5%), and residents who report Haitian roots (7.6%), and some of the residents are also of Dominican ancestry (6.8%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (6.3%), among others. In addition, 36.3% 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 Crystal Woods / Essex Green Villas neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.0% 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 (16.0%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (57.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (14.9%) and 5.8% 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.