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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Freeport South median real estate price is $531,669, which is more expensive than 47.1% of the neighborhoods in New York and 74.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Freeport South is currently $4,348, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.3% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Freeport South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Freeport, New York. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Freeport South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Freeport South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 7.6% in Freeport South. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 52.4% 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.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Freeport South neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Freeport South is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

People

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

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the Freeport South neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 3.9% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New York. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for first-time home buyers, urban sophisticates and highly educated executives.

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 Freeport South neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 11.4% 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 96.7% of all neighborhoods in America.

Modes of Transportation

In the Freeport South neighborhood, 13.4% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the Freeport South neighborhood has more Haitian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 9.9% have South American ancestry.

Freeport South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Freeport South neighborhood in Freeport 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 89.5% 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.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Freeport South neighborhood, 49.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 20.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.7%), and 14.7% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

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 Freeport South neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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 Freeport South neighborhood in Freeport, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (9.8%), and residents who report German roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (6.8%), along with some Haitian ancestry residents (6.4%), among others. In addition, 15.3% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Freeport South neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (24.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (11.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (66.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (13.4%) and 13.0% 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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