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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Vernfield median real estate price is $824,050, which is more expensive than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 85.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Vernfield is currently $2,830, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.8% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Vernfield is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania.

Vernfield real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more 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 Vernfield neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Vernfield, the current vacancy rate is 2.8%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.5% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Vernfield 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 Harleysville, the Vernfield neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

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

In addition, if you are planning to retire in Pennsylvania, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Vernfield may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Pennsylvania, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.8% of neighborhoods in PA. If a Pennsylvania retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.

Diversity

Did you know that the Vernfield neighborhood has more Dutch and Yugoslav ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 0.7% have Yugoslav ancestry.

Vernfield is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Persian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Vernfield neighborhood in Harleysville 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 92.1% 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 Vernfield neighborhood, 59.5% 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 16.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (12.6%), and 11.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Vernfield neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.5% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).

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 Vernfield neighborhood in Harleysville, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (27.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.5%), and residents who report English roots (11.9%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (11.8%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (5.5%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 Vernfield neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.1% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (62.2%) 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 (12.1%) . 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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