Reading, PA (Pear St / Beech St)




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About Reading, PA (Pear St / Beech St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Pear St / Beech St median real estate price is $37,391, which is less expensive than 98.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 98.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Pear St / Beech St is currently $771, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 71.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

Pear St / Beech St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Pear St / Beech St real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Pear St / Beech St 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.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Pear St / Beech St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 27.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 92.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually 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.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood has more Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 48.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Puerto Rican ancestry and 6.4% have Dominican ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood could be your paradise. With 77.5% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.3% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 28,904 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 82.1% of the residential real estate in the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.6% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 99.4% of the adult residents in the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

In addition, pear St / Beech St has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 98.0% of neighborhoods in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.

Also, one of the unique characteristics of the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Also of note, 67.0% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 9.8% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Furthermore, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 44.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 98.0% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood. In the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 96.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Pear St / Beech St (21.9%) than in 96.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (16.1% ride the bus) than 95.3% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 25.6% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Pear St / Beech St neighborhood in Reading are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.3% of U.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 Pear St / Beech St neighborhood, 44.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 19.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.0%), and 9.8% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

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 Pear St / Beech St neighborhood in Reading, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (48.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (7.2%), and residents who report Dominican roots (6.4%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (2.8%), along with some Cuban ancestry residents (2.0%), among others. In addition, 15.1% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Pear St / Beech St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 55.4% of households. Some people also speak English (44.3%).

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 Pear St / Beech St neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (31.9% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (35.8%) 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 (21.9%) and 16.1% of residents also ride the bus 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

44 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Pear St / Beech St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Pear St / Beech St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Pear St / Beech St 0.101011101001110
Reading 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 13 Condition Alerts found.

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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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