Elkins Park, PA (W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave)




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About Elkins Park, PA (W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave is currently $1,192, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 75.2% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four 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 W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave, the current vacancy rate is 4.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 82.4% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Elkins Park, the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

100.0% of the real estate in the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 66.0% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.4% of America's neighborhoods.

Furthermore, the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 93.2% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood has more Haitian and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 9.3% have Jamaican ancestry.

W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

The types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America, has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 48.7%. This is a higher percent living alone than we found in 96.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 12.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Also, the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood stands out within Pennsylvania for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 9.4% of college-friendly places to live in PA.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood in Elkins Park are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 73.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 3.0% 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 83.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

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 W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood, 33.8% 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 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (27.1%), and 9.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood in Elkins Park, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (10.1%). There are also a number of people of Haitian ancestry (10.0%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (9.3%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (6.8%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.2%), among others. In addition, 11.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French and African languages.

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 W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (62.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (17.9%) and 8.0% 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave 0.101011101001110
Elkins Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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W Cheltenham Ave / Penrose Ave 0.101011101001110
Elkins Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Elkins Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

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CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP SD


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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 PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Cheltenham El Sch
7853 Front Street
Cheltenham, PA, 19012
KG-04
Wyncote El Sch
8149 New Second Street
Elkins Park, PA, 19027
KG-04
Glenside El Sch
8149 New Second Street
Elkins Park, PA, 19027
KG-04
Elkins Park Sch
8149 New Second St
Elkins Park, PA, 19027
05-06
Cheltenham Hs
500 Rices Mill Rd
Wyncote, PA, 19095
09-12
Cedarbrook Ms
300 Longfellow Rd
Wyncote, PA, 19095
07-08
Myers El Sch
7609 Montgomery Ave
Elkins Park, PA, 19027
KG-04

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