Real Estate Market Update for Scotch Plains, NJ
Welcome to March's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of March. The number of active listings was down 13% from one year earlier, and up 5% from the previous month. This recent increase reflected a larger selection of homes for buyers to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 500-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 1%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was 550-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 19% year-over-year, and decreased 24% month-over-month. Higher year-over-year figures indicate that more buyers have been finding what they're looking for. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Scotch Plains, NJ
Area Information for Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Population: 23,814
  • Median Age: 40.34 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 27.83 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 4
  • Sales Tax: 6.909%
  • Population Density: 2,641/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 4.63%
  • Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International
  • Closest College: Kean University
  • Closest Jr. College: Union County College
  • Median Household Income: $107,901
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 10.77%
  • Median Years in Residence: 4.54 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $403,000
  • Closest Major Sports Team: New Jersey Devils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 32%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Scotch Plains, NJ
Median Age: 40.34 Married: 41% Number of Households: 8,776 Households with Children: 3,559
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Scotch Plains, NJ

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Union Catholic Regional High School 0.5 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      Nursery School-jcc Of Central New Jersey 0.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Jewish Comm Cnt Cntal Nj 0.5 mi Private - 0 0
      Mckinley Elementary School 0.8 mi Public 1-5 4 5
      William J. Mcginn Elementary School 0.9 mi Public K-4 4 5
      Thomas Edison Intermediate School 0.9 mi Public 6-8 4-5 4
      Westfield Senior High School 0.9 mi Public 9-12 4-5 4
      Lincoln School Early Childhood Learning Center 1.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Tamaques Elementary School 1.0 mi Public 1-5 4-5 5
      Academy For Perform Arts 1.0 mi Public 9-10 5 0
      Union County Vocational Technical School 1.0 mi Public 9-12 5 3
      Academy For Allied Hlth Sci 1.0 mi Public 9-12 5 4
      Union Cty Magnet High School 1.0 mi Public 9-12 5 4
      Academy For Info Tech 1.0 mi Public 9-12 5 4
      Kinderprep 1.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Holy Trinity Interparochial School 1.0 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Christopher Academy 1.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-1 0 0
      Union Regional School 1.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Terrill Middle School 1.1 mi Public 5-8 4-5 3
      Roosevelt Intermediate School 1.3 mi Public 6-8 5 4
      Redeemer Lutheran School 1.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Here We Grow Child Dev Cntr 1.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School 1.4 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 4 4
      Precious People Early Lrn Cnt 1.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Westfield Y Childrens Center 1.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Westfield Day Care Center 1.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Presbyterian Nursery School & Kind 1.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Jefferson Elementary School 1.5 mi Public 1-5 4 5
      The Newmark School 1.6 mi Private K-8 0 0
      Newmark High School 1.6 mi Private K-8 0 5
      Lamberts Mill Academy 1.6 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      Westlake School westfield 1.6 mi Public 3-12 0 3
      Hillcrest Academy south 1.6 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      St Pauls Day School 1.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Franklin Elementary School 1.7 mi Public 1-5 5 5
      Christopher Academy 1.7 mi Private PRESCHOOL-1 0 5
      Hillcrest Academy north 1.8 mi Public UNGRADE-UNGRADE 0 5
      Howard B. Brunner Elementary School 1.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 4 4
      Scotch Plains Fanwood High School 2.0 mi Public 9-12 4 4
      Wilson Elementary School 2.1 mi Public 1-5 4-5 0
      Temple Emanu El Early Child Ed Pgm 2.2 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Park Middle School 2.2 mi Public 5-8 4 5
      Evergreen Elementary School 2.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 4 5
      School #1 Elementary School 2.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 4 5
      St Bartholomew Academy 2.3 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Bamboo Shoots Mandarin School 2.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-2 0 0
      Washington Elementary School 2.3 mi Public 1-5 4-5 5
      L'academy Montessori 2.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Scotch Plains Christian Day School 2.6 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Crossroads School 3.6 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 0 5
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2015
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