Real Estate Prices and Overview
Meadow St / Chicopee St median real estate prices are $157,197, which is less expensive than 95.1% of Massachusetts neighborhoods
and 51.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Meadow St / Chicopee St are currently
$638, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 88.1% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.
Meadow St / Chicopee St is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Chicopee, Massachusetts.
Meadow St / Chicopee St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Real estate vacancies in Meadow St / Chicopee St are 5.9%,
which is lower than one will find in 70.6% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Meadow St / Chicopee St
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
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice
is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one
might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether
shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Chicopee,
the Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood has more
French Canadian and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 11.0% of
this neighborhood's residents have French Canadian ancestry and 27.1% have Puerto Rican ancestry.
Meadow St / Chicopee St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
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 Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood in Chicopee are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 60.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 23.3% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 63.9%
of U.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 Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood, 30.4%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 28.1% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(27.8%), and 13.7% in executive, management, and professional 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 Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood in Chicopee, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican
(27.1%). There are also a number of people of French ancestry (16.9%) , and residents who report Polish roots (11.2%) , and some of the residents are also of French Canadian ancestry (11.0%) , along with some Irish ancestry residents (10.0%), among others.
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 Meadow St / Chicopee St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 69.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Polish, Portuguese and French.
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 Meadow St / Chicopee St neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.5% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (91.4%) 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 (5.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.