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Real Estate Prices & Overview

West Elizabeth median real estate price is $230,118, which is more expensive than 40.6% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 29.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in West Elizabeth is currently $1,663, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 49.0% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

West Elizabeth is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania.

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

West Elizabeth has a 13.1% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 72.9% 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Modes of Transportation

In the West Elizabeth neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 22.3% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the West Elizabeth neighborhood has more Slovak and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Slovak ancestry and 30.3% have Irish ancestry.

West Elizabeth is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 West Elizabeth neighborhood in Jefferson Hills are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 40.3% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.4% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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 West Elizabeth neighborhood, 30.3% 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 28.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.8%), and 18.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the West Elizabeth neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.3% of households. Some people also speak Polish (8.5%).

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 West Elizabeth neighborhood in Jefferson Hills, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (34.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (30.3%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.6%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (15.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (8.8%), among others.

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 West Elizabeth neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (25.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (67.5%) 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 (22.3%) . 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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