Acton, MA (Main St / Newtown Rd)




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About Acton, MA (Main St / Newtown Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Main St / Newtown Rd median real estate price is $725,624, which is more expensive than 89.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 94.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Main St / Newtown Rd is currently $1,751, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 73.1% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Main St / Newtown Rd is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Acton, Massachusetts.

Main St / Newtown Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In Main St / Newtown Rd, the current vacancy rate is 1.6%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 93.8% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Main St / Newtown Rd is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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 Acton, the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

Wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder. If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood is wealthier than 97.3% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic of this neighborhood. As one would expect in a considerably wealthy neighborhood such as this, Main St / Newtown Rd also has one of the lowest ratings of child poverty in the nation.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood, where 49.2% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, a majority of the adults in the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood are wealthy and educated executives. They own stately homes that tend to maintain high real estate appreciation rates. Their upper-level careers keep them busy, but allow them to live comfortably. If you're an executive and want to keep similar company, consider settling in this neighborhood, rated as an executive lifestyle "best choice" neighborhood for Massachusetts by NeighborhoodScout's analysis, which rated it as better for executive lifestyles than 98.5% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts. In addition to being an excellent choice for highly educated executives, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood has more Lebanese and British ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 1.9% have British ancestry.

Main St / Newtown Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hindi, which is the official language of India at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One way that the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.


The Neighbors

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 Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood in Acton 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 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% 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 100.0% 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 sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood, 62.2% 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 17.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (11.2%), and 8.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support 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 Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood in Acton, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (23.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.7%), and residents who report English roots (15.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.3%), along with some German ancestry residents (9.9%), among others. In addition, 25.2% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 76.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include South Asian languages, Chinese, Hindi (which is the official language of India) and Korean.

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 Main St / Newtown Rd neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (34.2% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (85.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (5.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

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Acton 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Acton 0.101011101001110
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Acton 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 12 Condition Alerts found.

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ACTON-BOXBOROUGH


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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Merriam School
11 Charter Road
Acton, MA, 01720
PK-06
Paul P Gates Elementary School
75 Spruce Street
Acton, MA, 01720
KG-06
Luther Conant School
80 Taylor Road
Acton, MA, 01720
KG-06
Mccarthy Towne School
11 Charter Road
Acton, MA, 01720
KG-06
Blanchard Memorial School
493 Massachusetts Avenue
Boxborough, MA, 01719
PK-06
C.T. Douglas Elementary School
21 Elm Street
Acton, MA, 01720
KG-06
Raymond J Grey Junior High
16 Charter Rd
Acton, MA, 01720
07-08
Acton Boxborough Regional High
36 Charter Rd
Acton, MA, 01720
09-12

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

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