Amherst, MA (West St / Mountain View Cir)




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About Amherst, MA (West St / Mountain View Cir)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

West St / Mountain View Cir real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in West St / Mountain View Cir is currently , based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

West St / Mountain View Cir is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

West St / Mountain View Cir real estate is primarily made up of . Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the West St / Mountain View Cir 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.

In West St / Mountain View Cir, the current vacancy rate is 0.0%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 100.0% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in West St / Mountain View Cir is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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: Real Estate

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood has a lower vacancy rate than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods, a very elite group. Such a low vacancy rate may indicate very strong real estate demand in the neighborhood combined with some impediments to increasing supply, such as zoning or existing density of development, among other potential reasons.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 98.3% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood, analysis shows that 40.7% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.

Also, more people in West St / Mountain View Cir choose to walk to work each day (70.0%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Finally, would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 4.6% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 78.8% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood has more Eastern European and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 3.4% have Greek ancestry.

West St / Mountain View Cir is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.7% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Urdu, which is the national language of Pakistan, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.0% 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 West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (57.2%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Furthermore, each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 95.2% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.


The Neighbors

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 West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood in Amherst are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 100.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. 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

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 West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood, 42.8% 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 clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 32.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (18.6%), and 4.0% in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing.

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 West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood in Amherst, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (13.5%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report Asian roots (8.7%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.1%), along with some German ancestry residents (6.4%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.5%).

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 West St / Mountain View Cir neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (78.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (70.0%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (18.9%) . This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Amherst 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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West St / Mountain View Cir 0.101011101001110
Amherst 0.101011101001110
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Amherst 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 16 Condition Alerts found.

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
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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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Better than of MA school districts.

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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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