Real Estate Prices and Overview
Maplewood Park / Poplar St median real estate prices are $270,855, which is more expensive than 35.3% 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
$675, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 92.2% 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
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 Gloucester,
the Maplewood Park / Poplar 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 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, corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 52.8% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.3% of all U.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 60.3% of the residential real estate in the Maplewood Park / Poplar St neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.3% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
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 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
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has
a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about
the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
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
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves,
Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily
from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods
home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more
unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households
– and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live
in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents
or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
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
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 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.