Amherst, MA (North Amherst)




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About Amherst, MA (North Amherst)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

North Amherst median real estate price is $385,954, which is more expensive than 50.0% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 78.8% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in North Amherst is currently $1,344, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 58.7% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

North Amherst is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

North Amherst real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the North Amherst neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in North Amherst are 6.3%, which is lower than one will find in 67.8% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in North Amherst 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the North Amherst neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 98.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 35.2% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, one of the really interesting characteristics about the North Amherst neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 2.7% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Massachusetts.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the North Amherst neighborhood has more Portuguese and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Portuguese ancestry and 2.3% have Greek ancestry.

North Amherst is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.5% 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 98.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the North Amherst neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.5% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (20.8% ride the bus) than 97.2% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.


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 North Amherst neighborhood in Amherst are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 75.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.8% of U.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 North Amherst neighborhood, 50.0% 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 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.5%), and 5.5% 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 North Amherst neighborhood in Amherst, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (18.9%). There are also a number of people of Asian ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report English roots (12.6%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.5%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.5%), among others. In addition, 19.9% 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 North Amherst neighborhood is English, spoken by 78.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, South Asian languages, Spanish and Hindi (which is the official language of India).

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 North Amherst neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (51.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (64.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (20.8%) and 6.0% 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.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Massachusetts 3.91
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Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 15 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Amherst Regional High
21 Mattoon Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
09-12
Amherst Regional Middle School
170 Chestnut Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
07-08

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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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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

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Crocker Farm Elementary
280 West Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
PK-06
Fort River Elementary
70 So East Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
KG-06
Wildwood Elementary
71 Strong Street
Amherst, MA, 01002
KG-06

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