Real Estate Prices and Overview
Marshfield Hills median real estate prices are $450,554, which is more expensive than 82.3% of the neighborhoods
in Massachusetts and 90.5% of the
neighborhoods in the U.S.
Average rental prices in Marshfield Hills are currently
$1,675, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 88.8%
of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.
Marshfield Hills is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Marshfield, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).
Marshfield Hills real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and townhomes.
Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of
the residences in the Marshfield Hills neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Real estate vacancies in Marshfield Hills are 6.7%,
which is lower than one will find in 65.4% of American
neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Marshfield Hills
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 Marshfield,
the Marshfield Hills neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
Marshfield Hills is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet.
Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the
waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery.
In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood
waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation.
In addition, real estate in the Marshfield Hills neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 96.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Marshfield Hills neighborhood has more
Irish and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 39.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.2% have Canadian ancestry.
Notable & Unique: People
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Marshfield Hills
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 98.4% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Marshfield Hills
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children and highly educated executives.
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 Marshfield Hills neighborhood in Marshfield are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has
a higher income than 93.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 6.4% 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 71.7%
of America'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 Marshfield Hills neighborhood, 53.9%
of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional 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 26.4% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations
(11.6%), and 7.6% in manufacturing and laborer 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 Marshfield Hills neighborhood in Marshfield, MA, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish
(39.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.5%) , and residents who report Italian roots (6.7%) , and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (3.6%) , along with some French ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Marshfield Hills
neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.8% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.8%).
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 Marshfield Hills neighborhood spend
between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (27.9% of working
residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (86.7%) 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 (6.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.