Saranac Lake, NY (Village Center)




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About Saranac Lake, NY (Village Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Village Center of Saranac Lake is $218,117, which is less expensive than 68.6% of New York neighborhoods and 68.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Saranac Lake Village Center is currently $985, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 76.2% of New York neighborhoods.

Saranac Lake Village Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Saranac Lake, New York.

Real estate in the Village Center of Saranac Lake, NY is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Village Center neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Saranac Lake Village Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 32.9%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (21.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood has more Welsh and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 4.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 8.2% have French Canadian ancestry.

Saranac Lake Village Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 14.5% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.3% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, in the Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 11.4% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 32.9% of the residential real estate vacant, the Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.


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 Village Center neighborhood in Saranac Lake are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 33.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood, 39.6% 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 29.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (20.4%), and 10.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: 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 Village Center neighborhood in Saranac Lake, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (26.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (15.8%), and residents who report French roots (14.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (14.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (13.6%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.6% of households.

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 Saranac Lake Village Center neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (55.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (74.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (14.5%) and 8.4% 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. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Village Center 0.101011101001110
Saranac Lake 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Saranac Lake 0.101011101001110
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Saranac Lake 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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SARANAC LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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
Petrova Elementary School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY, 12983
KG-05
Saranac Lake Middle School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY, 12983
06-08
Saranac Lake Senior High School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY, 12983
09-12
Bloomingdale School
79 Canaras Ave
Saranac Lake, NY, 12983
KG-05

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