Central Highlands / Industry median real estate price is $162,785, which is less expensive than 75.9% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 82.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Central Highlands / Industry is currently $1,328, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 79.6% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.
Central Highlands / Industry is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.
Central Highlands / Industry real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
In Central Highlands / Industry, the current vacancy rate is 1.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Central Highlands / Industry is very tight compared to the demand for property here.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Central Highlands / Industry community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, Central Highlands / Industry is among the best neighborhoods for families in Pennsylvania. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 97.6% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Pennsylvania. 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 Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees and urban sophisticates.
Owner-occupied real estate dominates the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout research, the percentage of residential real estate occupied by its owner is higher here than in 97.1% of neighborhoods in America.
In addition, some neighborhoods are made up of apartments. Some consist of row houses, and most - by far - consist of a mixture of housing types. But the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood stands out due to the total dominance of detached, single-family homes here. There are nearly no other types of residential real estate in the neighborhood. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher proportion of single-family homes in its real estate stock than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods.
Did you know that the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood has more Slovak and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 3.3% have Welsh ancestry.
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. More residents of the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.9% 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.
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 Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood in Elizabeth are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.7% 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.
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 Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood, 39.7% 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 27.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (17.3%), and 15.9% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households.
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 Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood in Elizabeth, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.4%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (21.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (14.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (14.2%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.6%), among others.
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 Central Highlands / Industry neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.5%) 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 (8.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.