State College, PA (Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky)




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About State College, PA (Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky median real estate price is $304,085, which is more expensive than 86.2% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 70.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky is currently $1,484, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 83.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in State College, Pennsylvania.

Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two 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 Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

Real estate vacancies in Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky are 7.0%, which is lower than one will find in 63.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky 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 State College, the Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky 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 Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood has more Austrian and Ukrainian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Austrian ancestry and 2.3% have Ukrainian ancestry.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 66.0% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: People

Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 35.9% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

In addition, with more than 2.4% of residents living with a same sex partner, Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 96.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, if you are planning to retire in Pennsylvania, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky 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 96.2% 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.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky choose to walk to work each day (13.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 3.5% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood. In the Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 95.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

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 Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood in State College are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 7.3% 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 71.2% 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 Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood, 60.6% 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 22.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (8.8%), and 7.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood in State College, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (15.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (9.7%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households.

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 Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (66.0% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (61.3%) 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 (14.3%) and 13.3% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work 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. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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State College 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky 0.101011101001110
State College 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Plaza Dr / Westerly Pky 0.101011101001110
State College 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 7 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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