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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Mars West median real estate price is $679,088, which is more expensive than 89.3% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 74.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Mars West is currently $2,999, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 92.1% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Mars West is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mars, Pennsylvania.

Mars West real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Mars West neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Mars West are 5.1%, which is lower than one will find in 66.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Mars West is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

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 Mars, the Mars West neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Real Estate

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Mars West 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, 39.3% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

People

Do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 72.7% of the adults living in the Mars West neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Diversity

Did you know that the Mars West neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 22.6% have Italian ancestry.

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 Mars West neighborhood in Mars 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 92.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.3% 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 74.2% of America'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 Mars West neighborhood, 66.5% 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 19.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.8%), and 6.0% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mars West neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.7% of households.

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 Mars West neighborhood in Mars, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (22.9%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (22.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (18.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (16.0%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (8.9%), 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 Mars West neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (70.8%) 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 (9.0%) . 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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