Harrison, NY (Purchase St / Westchester Ave)




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About Harrison, NY (Purchase St / Westchester Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Purchase St / Westchester Ave median real estate price is $1,864,234, which is more expensive than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in New York and 99.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Purchase St / Westchester Ave is currently $4,003, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Purchase St / Westchester Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Harrison, New York.

Purchase St / Westchester Ave real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) to large (five or more 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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave 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 10.0% in Purchase St / Westchester Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 45.7% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Harrison, the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.

In addition, real estate in the Purchase St / Westchester 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 98.0% 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.

Furthermore, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 96.6% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood has more Lithuanian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry and 10.4% have Russian ancestry.

Purchase St / Westchester Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The rate of college educated adults in the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 79.5% of adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Purchase St / Westchester Ave is among the best neighborhoods for families in New York. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.0% 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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and highly educated executives.

Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood may actually hold the key. 65.9% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 32.1% of the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.6% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood. More residents of the Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.3% 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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood in Harrison are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 1.7% 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 87.6% 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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood, 58.2% 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 32.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.7%).

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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood in Harrison, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (24.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.4%), and residents who report German roots (13.3%), and some of the residents are also of Russian ancestry (10.4%), along with some English ancestry residents (7.5%), among others. In addition, 10.8% 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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Greek, French and South Asian languages.

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 Purchase St / Westchester Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (38.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (60.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (32.1%) . 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. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Purchase St / Westchester Ave 0.101011101001110
Harrison 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Purchase St / Westchester Ave 0.101011101001110
Harrison 0.101011101001110
New York State 16.04
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Harrison 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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HARRISON CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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
Purchase School
2995 Purchase St
Purchase, NY, 10577
KG-05
Harrison Avenue Elementary School
480 Harrison Ave
Harrison, NY, 10528
KG-05
Harrison High School
255 Union Ave
Harrison, NY, 10528
09-12
Louis M Klein Middle School
50 Union Ave
Harrison, NY, 10528
06-08
Parsons Memorial School
200 Halstead Ave
Harrison, NY, 10528
KG-05
Samuel J Preston School
50 Taylor Ave
West Harrison, NY, 10604
KG-05

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