Most Expensive Acton Neighborhoods
Acton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,237 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Acton is the 86th largest community in Massachusetts.
Acton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Acton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Acton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Acton is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Acton who work in management occupations (18.99%), computer science and math (10.55%) and business and financial occupations (9.23%).
Also of interest is that Acton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Acton is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Acton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Acton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Acton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Acton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Acton, the average commute to work is 33.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Acton is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Acton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Acton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Acton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.32% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Acton in 2010 was $55,357, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,428 for a family of four.
Acton is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Acton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Acton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Acton include Irish, English, Italian, German, Russian and Polish.
In addition, Acton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (24.97%).
The languages spoken by people in Acton are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Acton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Russian, Other Asian languages and Indic languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||8,489|
|ACTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||74.45%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||25.55%|
|TYPE OF ACTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||60.55%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||9.08%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.32%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||25.54%|
|SIZE OF ACTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.89%|
|AGE OF ACTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.80%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||42.97%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||34.90%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||9.33%|
|ACTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$556,667|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,630|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||1.24%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||1.20%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||6.93%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||7.77%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||13.07%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||19.50%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||37.12%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||10.14%|
|PEOPLE OF ACTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.18%|
|5 TO 17||21.90%|
|18 TO 24||5.39%|
|25 TO 34||7.21%|
|35 TO 54||35.43%|
|55 TO 64||13.57%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||11.32%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.16%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$120,865|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$55,357|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||3.03%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (22.60%)
Information Technology (3.07%)
Public Service (2.76%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.69%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.15%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.09%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.15%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||1.96%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (18.55%)
French Canadian (3.19%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (72.21%)
Other Asian languages (2.80%)
Indic languages (2.01%)
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