About Woodbridge, NJ (Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr median real estate price is $321,893, which is more expensive than 33.3% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 62.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr is currently $3,325, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.4% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.7% in Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 50.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Woodbridge, the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 99.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.

Also, the rate of college educated adults in the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 70.8% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 32.1% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr is ranked among the top 8.6% of neighborhoods for first-time home buyers to consider in the state of New Jersey according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Homes here are priced below median housing values in the state, yet maintain moderate appreciation rates compared to other communities. Buying into the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood is not only an accessible option but an investment opportunity for many first-time home buyers.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr 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 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 70.7% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood, 26.7% 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 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Most neighborhoods are composed of a mixture of ages of homes, but the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr stands out as rather unique in having nearly all of its residential real estate built in one time period, namely between 1970 and 1999, generally considered to be established, but not old housing. What you'll sense when you look around or drive the streets of this neighborhood is that many of the residences look the same because of this similarity of age. In fact, 80.5% of the residential real estate here was built in this one time period.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood has more Asian and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 62.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Asian ancestry and 2.6% have Dominican ancestry.

Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 23.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood. What is interesting to note, is that the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (57.2%) than are found in 99.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood in Woodbridge 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 89.3% 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.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood, 70.7% 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 11.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.4%), and 7.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 30.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India, Spanish, Arabic and African languages.

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 Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood in Woodbridge, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (62.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (4.3%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (4.0%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others. In addition, 57.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Plaza Dr / Woodbridge Ctr Dr neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (26.3% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (60.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (26.7%) and 6.8% 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.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q2 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Public School Data

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:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

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 about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
John F. Kennedy Memorial High School
200 Washington Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830
09-12
Woodbridge High School
25 Samuel Lupo Place
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
09-12
Fords Middle School
Fanning Street
Fords, NJ 08863
06-08
Iselin Middle School
900 Woodruff Street
Iselin, NJ 08830
06-08
Woodbridge Middle School
525 Barron Avenue
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
06-08
Ford Avenue Elementary School
186 Ford Avenue
Fords, NJ 08863
KG-05
Indiana Avenue Elementary School
Indiana Avenue
Iselin, NJ 08830
KG-05
Lafayette Estates Elementary School
Ford Avenue
Fords, NJ 08863
KG-05
Mawbey Street Elementary School
275 Mawbey Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
KG-05
Ross Street Elementary School
Ross Street
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
KG-05
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Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New Jersey

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Better than of NJ school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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