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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary median real estate price is $1,190,540, which is more expensive than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary is currently $2,664, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 68.7% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Manasquan, New Jersey. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 40.4%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (38.1%). 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.

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.

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Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 40.4% of the residential real estate vacant, the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

People

Think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 98.4% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

In addition, 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 74.6% of the adults living in the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 75.3% of the workforce in the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Diversity

Did you know that the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood has more Irish and Italian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 35.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 26.4% have Italian ancestry.

Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 26.1% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

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 Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood in Manasquan 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 94.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% 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 78.1% 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 Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood, 75.3% 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 17.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions (6.0%), and 3.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Polish and Spanish.

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 Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood in Manasquan, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (35.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (26.4%), and residents who report German roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.7%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

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 Surfside Estates / The Sanctuary neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (35.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (72.2%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. 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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