Lancaster, PA (W Walnut St / College Ave)




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About Lancaster, PA (W Walnut St / College Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

W Walnut St / College Ave median real estate price is $149,242, which is more expensive than 46.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 36.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in W Walnut St / College Ave is currently $782, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 69.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

W Walnut St / College Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

W Walnut St / College Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Home and apartment vacancy rates are 8.2% in W Walnut St / College Ave. NeighborhoodScout analysis shows that this rate is lower than 55.5% of the neighborhoods in the nation, approximately near the middle range for vacancies.

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 Lancaster, the W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood has more Swiss and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry and 20.2% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

W Walnut St / College Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Russian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 35.6% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 87.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

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, the W Walnut St / College 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 8.3% of college-friendly places to live in PA.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 13.3% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 95.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!


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 Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood in Lancaster are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 4.3% 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 79.5% 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 W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood, 33.5% 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 29.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (23.5%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.7%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (20.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (8.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 81.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (13.5%).

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 W Walnut St / College Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (65.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.3%) and 11.2% 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 Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lancaster 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Pennsylvania 18.13
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Lancaster 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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LANCASTER SD


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Better than of PA school districts.

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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

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