Farmingdale, NY (Merritts Rd / Motor Ave)




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About Farmingdale, NY (Merritts Rd / Motor Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Merritts Rd / Motor Ave median real estate price is $413,766, which is more expensive than 54.2% of the neighborhoods in New York and 82.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Merritts Rd / Motor Ave is currently $1,875, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.8% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Merritts Rd / Motor Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Farmingdale, New York.

Merritts Rd / Motor Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Merritts Rd / Motor Ave, the current vacancy rate is 4.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Merritts Rd / Motor Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood has more Italian and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 2.2% have Croatian ancestry.

Merritts Rd / Motor Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Most neighborhoods have a mixture of ages of homes in them, from new to old, but this neighborhood stands out due to its concentration of residential real estate built in one time frame: from 1940 through 1969, generally considered older, well-established homes. This was a busy time in America for home construction. After the end of World War II, as GIs came home, bought newly built homes on the edges of cities with the help of the GI Bill, and began their families. This housing era generally coincides with the 'Baby Boom' generation (1945 - 1964), and many baby boomers grew up in homes built in this era. But what is so interesting about the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood, is that an incredible 87.5% of the homes here were built in this era. So when you walk its streets or drive through, this neighborhood has a look and feel that harkens to that era in American life, a very important slice of Americana.

In addition, the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood has earned the amazing distinction of having one of the highest rates of detached, single-family homes of any neighborhood in the U.S. With 97.3% of the residential real estate here made up of free-standing single-family homes, there is a greater proportion of single-family homes here than in 96.1% of all neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, real estate in the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 26.1% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.1% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.7% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: People

According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Merritts Rd / Motor Ave is among the best neighborhoods for families in New York. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 95.2% of neighborhoods in the entire state of New York. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.


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 Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood in Farmingdale 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 92.9% 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 82.1% 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 Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood, 38.2% 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 33.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.4%), and 12.0% 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 Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood in Farmingdale, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (39.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (21.1%), and residents who report German roots (17.8%), and some of the residents are also of South American ancestry (14.2%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.9%), among others. In addition, 19.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, South Asian languages, Hindi (which is the official language of India) and Chinese.

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 Merritts Rd / Motor Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (77.9%) 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 (9.9%) and 5.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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 Crime Data

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Farmingdale 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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New York State 16.04
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Farmingdale 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

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FARMINGDALE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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
Albany Avenue Elementary School
101 Albany Ave
North Massapequa, NY, 11758
KG-06
Howitt School
70 Van Cott Ave
Farmingdale, NY, 11735
06-08
Northside Elementary School
55 Powell Pl
Farmingdale, NY, 11735
KG-05
Woodward Parkway Elementary School
95 Woodward Pky
Farmingdale, NY, 11735
KG-05
Farmingdale Senior High School
150 Lincoln St
Farmingdale, NY, 11735
09-12
Saltzman East Memorial Elementary School
25 Mill Ln
Farmingdale, NY, 11735
KG-05

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