Albany, NY (Westmere)




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About Albany, NY (Westmere)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Westmere median real estate price is $206,913, which is less expensive than 67.6% of New York neighborhoods and 67.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Westmere is currently $1,165, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 65.7% of New York neighborhoods.

Westmere is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Albany, New York.

Westmere 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 occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Westmere neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Westmere, the current vacancy rate is 1.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Westmere is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Westmere 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 Westmere community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Westmere neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 36.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Westmere neighborhood has more Greek and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 1.0% have Armenian ancestry.

Westmere is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Gujarati, which is native to the Indian state of Gujarat, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Westmere choose to walk to work each day (12.4%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 1.2%, the Westmere neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.


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 Westmere neighborhood in Albany are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.3% 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

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 Westmere neighborhood, 38.8% 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 35.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.9%), and 10.4% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

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 Westmere neighborhood in Albany, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (22.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.7%), and residents who report German roots (14.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.5%), among others.

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 Westmere neighborhood is English, spoken by 86.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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 Westmere neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (12.4%) and 5.7% of residents also ride the bus 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Westmere 0.101011101001110
Albany 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Westmere 0.101011101001110
Albany 0.101011101001110
New York State 16.04
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Westmere 0.101011101001110
Albany 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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GUILDERLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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 NY Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Pine Bush Elementary School
3437 Carman Rd
Schenectady, NY, 12303
KG-05
Altamont Elementary School
117 Grand St
Altamont, NY, 12009
KG-05
Guilderland High School
8 School Rd
Guilderland Center, NY, 12085
09-12
Farnsworth Middle School
6072 State Farm Rd
Guilderland, NY, 12084
06-08
Lynnwood Elementary School
8 Regina Dr
Schenectady, NY, 12303
KG-05
Westmere Elementary School
6270 Johnston Rd
Albany, NY, 12203
KG-05
Guilderland Elementary School
2225 Western Ave
Guilderland, NY, 12084
KG-05

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