East Winthrop / Island Park median real estate price is $467,614, which is more expensive than 77.2% of the neighborhoods in Maine and 67.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in East Winthrop / Island Park is currently $1,627, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 67.8% of Maine neighborhoods.
East Winthrop / Island Park is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Winthrop, Maine.
East Winthrop / Island Park real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in East Winthrop / Island Park. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 24.3%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 90.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (17.3%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
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 Winthrop, the East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 10.2% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
One of the notable things about East Winthrop / Island Park is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the East Winthrop / Island Park is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.0% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Maine, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Maine. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Did you know that the East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood has more French and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 22.2% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 3.3% have Lithuanian ancestry.
East Winthrop / Island Park is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood in Winthrop are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 66.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood, 45.5% 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 21.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (16.5%), and 16.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.7% of households. Some people also speak Polish (3.0%).
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 East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood in Winthrop, ME, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (22.9%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (22.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (21.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.2%), among others.
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 East Winthrop / Island Park neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.6% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (10.2%) who commute over an hour in each direction.
Here most residents (73.4%) 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 (8.8%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.