Real Estate Prices and Overview
Maplewood Park / Poplar St median real estate prices are $270,855, which is more expensive than 35.6% of the neighborhoods
in Massachusetts and 74.3% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Maplewood Park / Poplar St are currently
$584, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 91.9% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.
Maplewood Park / Poplar St is an urban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Maplewood Park / Poplar St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings 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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St 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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St are 7.2%,
which is lower than one will find in 62.2% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Maplewood Park / Poplar 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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood has more
Canadian and Portuguese ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.7% of
this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 7.0% have Portuguese ancestry.
Maplewood Park / Poplar St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.4% 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: Real Estate
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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St 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, 52.8% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 98.3% of America's neighborhoods.
Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 60.3% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States.
The Neighbors: Income
There are two complimentary 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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood in Gloucester 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.
In addition, 15.1% 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 51.1%
of America'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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood, 35.8%
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
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.0% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(19.6%), and 19.0% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood in Gloucester, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian
(22.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.8%) , and residents who report French roots (7.4%) , and some of the residents are also of Portuguese ancestry (7.0%) , along with some English ancestry residents (6.3%), 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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St
neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.
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 Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.2% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (68.3%) 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 (15.4%) and 10.7% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.