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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Valley of Maplewood South median real estate price is $996,005, which is more expensive than 92.6% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 92.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Valley of Maplewood South is currently $2,861, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 56.3% of New Jersey neighborhoods.

Valley of Maplewood South is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Valley of Maplewood South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Valley of Maplewood South 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.

In Valley of Maplewood South, the current vacancy rate is 2.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 87.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Valley of Maplewood South is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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.

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 Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.8% 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, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood is wealthier than 99.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood.

Also, 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 83.3% of the adults living in the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.

Modes of Transportation

In the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 28.8% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Also, in the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood, 30.3% of people ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this is a higher level of train ridership than in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Occupations

The Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 73.5% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Real Estate

Do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 67.0% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Diversity

Did you know that the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood has more Eastern European and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 1.1% have Belgian ancestry.

The Neighbors

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 Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood in Maplewood 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 99.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.7% 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 69.4% 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 Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood, 73.5% 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 15.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (5.7%), and 4.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood is English, spoken by 88.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (7.3%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood in Maplewood, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (22.6%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (16.0%), and residents who report English roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (10.5%), along with some Eastern European ancestry residents (3.5%), among others. In addition, 10.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Valley of Maplewood South neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (47.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (31.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (30.3%) . 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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