Neighborhood Profile: Saint Josephs Seminary and College / Kingston Ave in Yonkers

Saint Josephs Seminary and College / Kingston Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Yonkers, New York. Real estate in the neighborhood is primarily made up of small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences are older and well established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

The Saint Josephs Seminary and College neighborhood has more Italian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America. 35.0% of this neighborhood’s residents have Italian ancestry and 6.0% have Portuguese ancestry. The neighborhood is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 6.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home.

34.7% 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 32.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.7%), and 13.9% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Saint Josephs Seminary and College neighborhood stands out within New York for its college student friendly environment. This neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety, and is rated among the top 8.0% of college-friendly places to live in NY.

Median real estate price in the Saint Josephs Seminary and College area is $487,645, which is more expensive than 63.5% of the neighborhoods in New York and 86.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. The average rental price in is currently $1,995, higher than 76.7% of the neighborhoods in New York. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood’s real estate stock.

If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Saint Josephs Seminary and College neighborhood worth a close look.

 

Source:  NeighborhoodScout.com

Neighborhood Profile: Concordia College -White Plains Road neighborhood in Bronxville

The Concordia College-New York / White Plains Rd neighborhood is a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children. 52.5% of residents have earned advanced degrees, and executives, managers and professionals make up 68.2% of the workforce. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

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Photo:  Concordia-NY.edu

The Concordia College neighborhood is also an excellent choice for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you’ll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.3% of college-friendly places to live in the state of New York.

The Concordia College neighborhood has more British and Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood’s residents have British ancestry and 23.5% have Irish ancestry. Residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (23.5%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (18.2%), and residents who report English roots (17.2%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (16.1%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others. The neighborhood is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.8% 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 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Median real estate price is $2,334,604, which is more expensive than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in New York and 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. A quick look at realtor.com, however, reveals homes on the market with significantly lower asking prices. Concordia College neighborhood real estate is primarily made up of large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. 79.2% of the residences in the Concordia College neighborhood were built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier.

The Concordia College-White Plains Road neighborhood is a great choice for first-time home buyers, families moving up for more space, and anyone else who appreciates quiet, tree-lined streets and large homes.

Source:  NeighborhoodScout.com

Where do I put my grand piano?

grand_piano_by_wolfgirl17591I recently toured a really beautiful house–very well maintained, beautiful finishes, a convenient home office and a separate TV room–but there was no space for my grand piano. The piano would be the only thing in the living room if I put it there, and it would be too close to the fireplace. Another gorgeous home I viewed had features similar to the first house, including a space that would be perfect for a home office, but I couldn’t see clients in that office. The clients would have to walk through private living space and down a corridor to reach the office.

You have to ask for what you want! This is especially true in your home search. Tell your realtor everything from the beginning. Don’t wait until he starts showing you homes to tell him how each home doesn’t meet your needs.

buenos-aires-cooking-class-in-buenos-aires-262418Do you need an studio for art or craft work? Do you teach cooking classes at home or host family gatherings of 25 or more people? Perhaps you need to be within walking distance of shopping, schools, or a house of worship. You might need a space to plant a vegetable garden. You might have a ’68 Chevy that you have lovingly restored, so you need extra garage space.

Your realtor is there to help. He will help you find the home that suits your needs perfectly, including budget and location, and get you settled in as soon as possible with as little drama as possible. The sooner you’re happily in your new home, the sooner you can invite him over for those cooking classes!