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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Yorktown South median real estate price is $622,292, which is more expensive than 55.3% of the neighborhoods in New York and 80.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Yorktown South is currently $4,403, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86.0% of the neighborhoods in New York.

Yorktown South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Yorktown Heights, New York.

Yorktown South 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 Yorktown South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Yorktown South are 4.3%, which is lower than one will find in 73.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Yorktown South is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Yorktown Heights, the Yorktown South neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Yorktown South neighborhood is wealthier than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Yorktown South also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Yorktown South is among the best neighborhoods for families in New York. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.4% 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 Yorktown South neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and college students.

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 Yorktown South neighborhood may actually hold the key. 67.2% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

Real Estate

Real estate in the Yorktown South 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 98.7% 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.

Diversity

Did you know that the Yorktown South neighborhood has more Italian and Romanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 37.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Italian ancestry and 2.6% have Romanian ancestry.

Yorktown South is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Langs. of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the Yorktown South neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 95.9% 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

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 Yorktown South neighborhood in Yorktown Heights 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 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 Yorktown South neighborhood, 57.3% 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 17.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.7%), and 11.8% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Yorktown South neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.8% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

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 Yorktown South neighborhood in Yorktown Heights, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (37.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (23.5%), and residents who report German roots (11.2%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (6.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (5.1%), among others. In addition, 13.4% 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 Yorktown South neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (29.0% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (69.8%) 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 (9.0%) and 5.9% of residents also take the train 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.


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