Elkins Park, PA (McKinley / Benson East)




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About Elkins Park, PA (McKinley / Benson East)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

McKinley / Benson East median real estate price is $275,998, which is more expensive than 82.0% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 66.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in McKinley / Benson East is currently $1,549, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 90.6% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

McKinley / Benson East is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania.

McKinley / Benson East real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the McKinley / Benson East neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

McKinley / Benson East has a 11.3% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 61.1% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the McKinley / Benson East neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the McKinley / Benson East neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.8% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the McKinley / Benson East neighborhood has more Russian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 1.8% have Eastern European ancestry.

McKinley / Benson East is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.


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 McKinley / Benson East neighborhood in Elkins Park are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 79.0% 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 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 McKinley / Benson East neighborhood, 51.6% 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.3%), and 8.2% in manufacturing and laborer 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 McKinley / Benson East neighborhood in Elkins Park, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (18.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (15.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (11.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.5%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (7.8%), among others. In addition, 14.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the McKinley / Benson East neighborhood is English, spoken by 83.7% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (2.3%).

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 McKinley / Benson East neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.5% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (79.9%) 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 (9.7%) and 7.7% 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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McKinley / Benson East 0.101011101001110
Elkins Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15

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McKinley / Benson East 0.101011101001110
Elkins Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13

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McKinley / Benson East 0.101011101001110
Elkins Park 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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
Overlook Sch
1750 Edge Hill Rd
Abington, PA, 19001
KG-06
Copper Beech Sch
825 N Easton Road
Glenside, PA, 19038
KG-06
Rydal East Sch
1160 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA, 19006
KG-06
Highland Sch
1301 Edge Hill Rd
Abington, PA, 19001
KG-06
Roslyn Sch
2565 Susquehanna Street
Roslyn, PA, 19001
KG-06
Abington Shs
900 Highland Avenue
Abington, PA, 19001
10-12
Abington Jhs
2056 Susquehanna St
Abington, PA, 19001
07-09
Willow Hill Sch
1700 Coolidge Avenue
Willow Grove, PA, 19090
KG-06
Mckinley Sch
370 Cedar Rd
Elkins Park, PA, 19027
KG-06

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