Merrick Southwest median real estate price is $679,078, which is more expensive than 62.3% of the neighborhoods in New York and 83.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Merrick Southwest is currently $4,976, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.2% of the neighborhoods in New York.
Merrick Southwest is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Merrick, New York.
Merrick Southwest 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 Merrick Southwest neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
In Merrick Southwest, the current vacancy rate is 2.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Merrick Southwest is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
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.
Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Merrick Southwest neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.4% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.
Real estate in the Merrick Southwest 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 99.0% 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.
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 Merrick Southwest neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 15.1% 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 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 23.4% of the Merrick Southwest neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 97.4% of America's neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Merrick Southwest neighborhood has more Italian and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 4.6% have Russian ancestry.
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 Merrick Southwest neighborhood in Merrick 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 94.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.1% 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 75.2% 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 Merrick Southwest neighborhood, 51.0% 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 23.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (14.4%), and 11.1% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Merrick Southwest neighborhood is English, spoken by 77.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (10.4%).
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 Merrick Southwest neighborhood in Merrick, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (30.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report German roots (9.5%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (8.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.6%), among others. In addition, 16.0% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Merrick Southwest neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (30.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (59.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (23.4%) and 8.6% 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.