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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Woodbury median real estate price is $533,047, which is more expensive than 43.1% of the neighborhoods in New York and 68.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Woodbury is currently $3,121, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 44.8% of New York neighborhoods.

Woodbury is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Highland Mills, New York.

Woodbury real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Woodbury neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 9.5% in Woodbury. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 40.4% 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 Highland Mills, the Woodbury neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Woodbury neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 12.7% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, a majority of the adults in the Woodbury neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for New York by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Diversity

Did you know that the Woodbury neighborhood has more Greek and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 3.9% have Hungarian ancestry.

Woodbury is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Woodbury neighborhood in Highland Mills 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 92.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.0% 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 50.8% of America's neighborhoods.

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 Woodbury neighborhood, 44.9% 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 28.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.4%), and 8.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Woodbury neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, German/Yiddish and Polish.

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 Woodbury neighborhood in Highland Mills, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (15.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.8%), and residents who report German roots (13.2%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (10.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (9.0%), among others. In addition, 18.3% 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 Woodbury neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (39.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (81.1%) 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 (7.9%) . 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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