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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Cohoes West median real estate price is $265,365, which is less expensive than 77.3% of New York neighborhoods and 66.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Cohoes West is currently $1,909, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 70.7% of New York neighborhoods.

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

Cohoes West 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 Cohoes West neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 6.2% in Cohoes West. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 58.8% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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.

People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Cohoes West is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.8% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in New York, 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 York.

Diversity

Did you know that the Cohoes West neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.7% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 4.7% have French Canadian 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 Cohoes West neighborhood in Cohoes are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.8% of U.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 Cohoes West neighborhood, 47.1% 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 21.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.4%), and 15.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Cohoes West neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.3% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

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 Cohoes West neighborhood in Cohoes, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (22.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (17.0%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (11.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.8%), among others.

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 Cohoes West neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (72.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (19.9%) . 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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