Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St)




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About Watertown, NY (Ontario Ave / Leray St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Ontario Ave / Leray St real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in Ontario Ave / Leray St is currently $1,995, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 79.7% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Ontario Ave / Leray St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Watertown, New York.

Ontario Ave / Leray St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Ontario Ave / Leray St, the current vacancy rate is 1.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Ontario Ave / Leray St is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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: Occupations

The Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 99.8% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.

Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 24.8% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 99.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 80.9% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

98.8% of the real estate in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America. With a real estate vacancy rate of only 1.2%, the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood's real estate landscape than 98.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 70.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.

Furthermore, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 34.2% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 95.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Ontario Ave / Leray St 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 25.7% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.4% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, a unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, analysis shows that 12.3% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 0.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

Ontario Ave / Leray St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% 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.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in Watertown are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 45.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 17.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 51.2% of U.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 Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood, 38.5% of the working population is employed in the military. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 33.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (30.1%), and 26.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood in Watertown, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (19.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.3%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (9.0%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.

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 Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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 Ontario Ave / Leray St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (80.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (51.0%) 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 (25.7%) and 19.4% 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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Ontario Ave / Leray St 0.101011101001110
Watertown 0.101011101001110
New York State 3.80
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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New York State 16.04
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Watertown 0.101011101001110
New York State 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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INDIAN RIVER 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
Antwerp Primary School
10 Academy St
Antwerp, NY, 13608
KG-03
Evans Mills Primary School
8442 S Main St
Evans Mills, NY, 13637
PK-03
Indian River High School
32925 Us Rt 11
Philadelphia, NY, 13673
09-12
Philadelphia Primary School
3 Sand St
Philadelphia, NY, 13673
KG-03
Theresa Primary School
125 Bridge St
Theresa, NY, 13691
PK-03
Calcium Primary School
24550 Indian River Dr
Calcium, NY, 13616
PK-03
Indian River Intermediate School
32430 Us Rt 11
Philadelphia, NY, 13673
04-05
Indian River Middle School
32735 County Rt 29
Philadelphia, NY, 13673
06-08

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CARTHAGE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to New York

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Better than of NY school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Carthage Elementary School
900 Beaver Ln
Carthage, NY, 13619
KG-04
Carthage Middle School
21986 Cole Rd
Carthage, NY, 13619
05-08
Carthage Senior High School
36500 Nys Rt 26
Carthage, NY, 13619
09-12
West Carthage Elementary School
21568 Cole Rd
Carthage, NY, 13619
KG-04
Black River School
160 Leray St
Black River, NY, 13612
KG-04

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