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 51.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Meadow St / Chicopee St are currently
$770, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 85.5% 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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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 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.