Found within zip codes: 02128
Popular real estate near Boston, MA (East Boston)
East Boston median real estate prices are $305,699, which is more expensive than 45.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 78.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in East Boston are currently $940, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 47.1% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.
East Boston is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.
East Boston real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the East Boston 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 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in East Boston are 6.6%, which is lower than one will find in 65.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in East Boston 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
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.Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The East Boston neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 55,692 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.8% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The East Boston neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The East Boston neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 70.1% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 99.6% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 87.6% of the residential real estate in the East Boston neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.8% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the East Boston neighborhood has more Brazilian and South American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Brazilian ancestry and 9.7% have South American ancestry.
East Boston is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 5.0% 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 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: Migration/Stability
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. What is interesting to note, is that the East Boston neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (56.8%) than are found in 98.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the East Boston neighborhood, 45.2% 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 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.Notable & Unique: Occupations
There are more people living in the East Boston neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (52.6%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the East Boston neighborhood buck this trend. 27.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors The Neighbors: Income
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 East Boston neighborhood in Boston are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 15.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 52.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.The Neighbors: Occupations
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 shear diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations. In the East Boston neighborhood, 47.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 35.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (11.5%), and 6.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.The Neighbors: 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 East Boston neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as South American (9.7%). There are also a number of people of Italian ancestry (8.2%) , and residents who report Irish roots (4.9%) , and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (4.0%) , along with some Brazilian ancestry residents (3.9%), among others. In addition, 56.8% 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 Boston neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 65.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English, Portuguese and Arabic.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 East Boston neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (45.2%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (26.7%) and 14.9% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.
|MEDIAN HOUSE VALUE||$305,699|
HOUSE VALUE RANGE
|RENTAL PRICE||Medium cost relative to MA, high cost relative to the nation|
|NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK, FEEL, & CHARACTER||DETAILS|
|THE SETTING||Densely urban (based on population density)|
|TYPE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small apartment buildings, some Complexes/high rise apartments, some Rowhouses & attached homes and a few Single-family homes|
|SIZE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Small dwellings (1, 2, or no bedrooms), some Medium-sized dwellings (3 or 4 bedrooms) and a few Large dwellings (4 or 5 bedrooms)|
|AGE OF HOMES / DWELLINGS||Mostly Historic homes (Built 1939 or earlier), some Established but not old (Built 1970 – 1999), some Newer Homes (Built 2000 or later) and some Well established older homes (Built 1940 - 1969)|
|SPECIAL CHARACTER||Mostly Walkable, Urban Sophisticates and Hip & Trendy|
|AGE & LIFESTYLE||Mostly Young singles-upwardly mobile (young, educated, professionally employed, and single), some Mixed ages, some Families with children (family households with school-aged children) and some Seniors (people 65 and over)|
|EDUCATION LEVEL||Rating: 4 (5 is average for the U.S., 10 is most educated)|
|INCOME||Middle income (near average income for America)|
|OCCUPATIONS||Mostly Sales & Service workers, some Manufacturing & Laborers, some Executive, managerial & professional, some Clerical, assistants & technical support and some Government employees|
|ETHNICITY / ANCESTRY||Mostly Hispanic, some White (non-Hispanic), some Italian ancestry, some Irish ancestry, some Mexican, some Puerto Rican, some Arabian, some Black and some East Asian|
|LANGUAGES||Mostly Spanish speaking, some English speaking, some Portuguese speaking and some Italian speaking|
|SCHOOLS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD *||GRADES|
HUGH ROE O'DONNELL
33 TRENTON ST, EAST BOSTON, MA 02128
PATRICK J KENNEDY
343 SARATOGA ST, EAST BOSTON, MA 02128
* Depending on where you live in this neighborhood, your children may attend these schools or other schools outside the neighborhood. Always check with your local school department to determine which schools your children may attend based on your specific address and your child's grade-level.
This neighborhood is served by one 1 district.
56,037 Students enrolled in District
READING & MATH
|ETHNIC/RACIAL GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|WHITE (NON-HISPANIC) (%)||12.9||68.0|
|ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLANDER (%)||8.4||5.5|
|AMERICAN INDIAN OR NATIVE OF ALASKA (%)||0.4||0.2|
|ECONOMIC GROUPS||THIS DISTRICT||THIS STATE|
|ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (%)||74.4||34.2|
|FOR THIS DISTRICT||PER STUDENT||TOTAL||% OF TOTAL|
|NEIGHBORHOOD EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT|
|ADULTS IN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH COLLEGE DEGREE OR HIGHER (%)||14.8|
|CHILDREN IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING IN POVERTY (%)||15.5|
|PERIOD||TOTAL APPRECIATION||AVG. ANNUAL RATE||COMPARED TO MA*||COMPARED TO AMERICA*|
|LAST 10 YEARS|
|LAST 5 YEARS|
|LAST 2 YEARS|
|LAST 12 MONTHS|
|* 10 is highest|
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