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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Deforest Corners / Milltown median real estate price is $491,132, which is more expensive than 39.8% of the neighborhoods in New York and 65.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Deforest Corners / Milltown is currently $3,447, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 64.9% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Deforest Corners / Milltown is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Brewster, New York.

Deforest Corners / Milltown real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Real estate vacancies in Deforest Corners / Milltown are 5.0%, which is lower than one will find in 66.2% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Deforest Corners / Milltown 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.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

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 Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 13.8% 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 98.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

People

If you are planning to retire in New York, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Deforest Corners / Milltown may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in New York, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.4% of neighborhoods in NY. If a New York retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood has more Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 26.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood in Brewster 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 87.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.5% 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 69.6% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood, 54.5% 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 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.8%), and 6.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (11.9%).

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 Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood in Brewster, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (26.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.9%), and residents who report German roots (10.3%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (7.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.6%), among others. In addition, 11.7% 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 Deforest Corners / Milltown neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (26.1% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (71.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (8.8%) and 5.2% 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.


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