Farmingdale, NY (Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr)




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About Farmingdale, NY (Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr median real estate price is $418,431, which is more expensive than 54.8% of the neighborhoods in New York and 82.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr is currently $2,001, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.4% of the neighborhoods in New York.

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

Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr 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 / Northwest Dr 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 9.4% in Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 49.0% 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood has more Italian and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 42.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 3.7% have Haitian ancestry.

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 / Northwest Dr neighborhood, is that an incredible 92.6% 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, owner-occupied real estate dominates the Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 98.5% of 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 Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood. More residents of the Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr 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 93.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.1% 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 89.5% 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 Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood, 31.2% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (24.4%), and 16.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood in Farmingdale, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (42.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (23.2%), and residents who report German roots (14.5%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (8.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (5.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Merritts Rd / Northwest Dr neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.9%).

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 / Northwest Dr neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (84.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (7.4%) and 6.5% 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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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FARMINGDALE UNION FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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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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