Real Estate Prices and Overview
East Acton / North Acton median real estate prices are $474,695, which is more expensive than 84.3% of the neighborhoods
in Massachusetts and 91.4% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in East Acton / North Acton are currently
$1,287, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 68.8%
of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.
East Acton / North Acton is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Acton, Massachusetts.
East Acton / North Acton real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the East Acton / North Acton neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.
Real estate vacancies in East Acton / North Acton are 6.1%,
which is lower than one will find in 69.0% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in East Acton / North Acton
is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either
price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the East Acton / North Acton neighborhood has more
Brazilian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 1.7% have Eastern European ancestry.
East Acton / North Acton is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: People
If knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood
where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters,
law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in
the East Acton / North Acton neighborhood, where 39.4% have
earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in
America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree,
and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood
has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.3%
of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, if you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the
East Acton / North Acton neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider
for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by
NeighborhoodScout as among the top 7.3% of retiree-friendly
neighborhoods in Massachusetts, 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 Massachusetts.
In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and urban sophisticates.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
Executives, managers and professionals make up 69.3% of the workforce
in the East Acton / North Acton 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.
The Neighbors: Income
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 Acton / North Acton neighborhood in Acton 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 90.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 9.6% 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 63.5%
of America's neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the East Acton / North Acton neighborhood, 69.3%
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 14.5% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations
(8.1%), and 8.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: 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 East Acton / North Acton neighborhood in Acton, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian
(25.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.8%) , and residents who report Italian roots (9.6%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.8%) , along with some English ancestry residents (5.1%), among others. In addition, 27.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
The Neighbors: 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 East Acton / North Acton
neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, South Asian languages, Portuguese and Russian.
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 East Acton / North Acton neighborhood spend
between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (29.8% of working
residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S.
Here most residents (83.9%) 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 (10.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.