Barnstable, MA (Osterville)




THIS IS A LIMITED PREVIEW OF THE

Osterville

NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT
b

Have an Account? Log In

Need More? See Subscription plans


640 Vital Statistics. 21 Condition Alerts found.

Real Estate alerts

Real Estate


44

Statistics

alerts 4 Alerts

Found
Demographics alerts

Demographics


136

Statistics

alerts 1 Alert

Found
Crimes alerts

Crimes


67

Statistics

alerts 1 Alert

Found
Schools alerts

Schools


65

Statistics

alerts 5 Alerts

Found

328

Statistics

alerts 10 Alerts

Found


About Barnstable, MA (Osterville)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Osterville median real estate price is $1,161,835, which is more expensive than 81.7% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 91.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Osterville is currently $1,922, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 75.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Osterville is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Barnstable, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Osterville real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Osterville neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Osterville. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 49.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (44.5%). This can occur in vacation areas, and occasionally it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session. If you live here year round, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Do you like a coastal setting? If so, this neighborhood may be to your liking. The Osterville neighborhood is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Often such coastal places have amenities and recreational activities on the waterfront that are attractive to residents and visitors alike. In addition to being coastal, Osterville is a very nautical neighborhood, meaning that it is somewhat historic, walkable, densely populated and on the water. This gives the neighborhood a very nautical feel, with some seaside and shipping feel, which some may really enjoy the sights and sounds of.

In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the Osterville neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 49.0%, which is higher than 98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Osterville neighborhood has more Irish and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 30.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 1.6% have Lithuanian ancestry.

Osterville is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

If you're nearing retirement age, or in retirement, the Osterville neighborhood is an excellent choice for you to consider for top-quality retirement living. This neighborhood is rated by NeighborhoodScout as among the top 8.9% of retiree-friendly neighborhoods in Massachusetts, combining peace and quiet, safety from crime, and offering diverse housing options from which retirees can choose. Maybe it's because of these amenities that a large proportion of the residents here are college educated seniors, mixed with other age groups. For these and other reasons, NeighborhoodScout identifies this neighborhood as a top-notch place to consider if you are thinking of or planning to retire in Massachusetts. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.


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 Osterville neighborhood in Barnstable are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 73.4% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 4.3% 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 79.6% 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 Osterville neighborhood, 47.2% 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 34.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (9.7%), and 7.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Osterville neighborhood in Barnstable, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (30.9%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (20.1%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (9.7%), along with some French ancestry residents (8.5%), among others.

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 Osterville neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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 Osterville neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (86.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.4%) . 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

44 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Average Home Values

 

Median Home Value:
Locked

Median Real Estate Taxes:
Locked ( effective rate)

Neighborhood Home Prices

Nhoodhomepriceslocked
Nhoodhomepricesplot

years of average rent needed to buy average home in this neighborhood
years and months

Average Market Rent

 

Average Market Rent:
/ per month

MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT BY NUMBER OF BEDROOMS

Nhoodmonthlyrentlocked
Nhoodhomepricesplot

Setting

 
Nhoodsettinglocked

Neighborhood Look and Feel

Nhooddensitylocked

Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Barnstable, MA (Osterville) HOMES

Nhoodageofhomeslocked

TYPE OF Barnstable, MA (Osterville) HOMES

Nhoodtypeofhomeslocked

SIZE OF Barnstable, MA (Osterville) HOMES

Nhoodhomesizelocked

SIZE OF Barnstable, MA (Osterville) HOMES

Nhoodspecialhomeslocked

homeownership

 
Nhoodonwershiplocked

Neighborhood Demographics Data

136 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Lifestyle

 
Nhoodlifestylelocked

Special character

 
Nhoodspecialcharacterlocked

Age / Marital Status

 

Age

Nhoodagelocked

Marital Status

Nhoodmaritallocked

Gender Ratio

Nhoodgenderlocked

Military & College Status

 
Nhoodcollegelocked

Household Types

 

One person households

Nhoodhouseholdtypes2

Same Sex Partners

Nhoodhouseholdtypes1

Married Couple with Child

Nhoodhouseholdtypes1

Single Parent with Child

Nhoodhouseholdtypes2

Employment Industries in Osterville

 
Nhoodindustrieslocked

Commute to work

 

Average One-way Commute Time

Nhoodcommutedlocked

Means Of Transport

Nhoodtransportlocked

Vehicles Per Household

Nhoodvehicleslocked

Migration & Mobility

 
Nhoodmigrationlocked

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Diversity Index

(100 is the most diverse)


More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Nhoodracelocked

Occupations

 
Nhoodoccupationlocked

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (top 20)

Nhoodancestrylocked

Languages Spoken (top 20)

Nhoodlanguageslocked

Unemployment Rate

 
Nhoodunemploymentlocked

Average Income

 

Per Capita Income

Nhoodcapitaincomelocked

Median Household Income

Nhoodhouseholdincomelocked

Education

 

Percent with College Degree

Nhoodcollegedegreelocked

Percent with Advanced Degree

Nhoodadvanceddegreelocked

income & education

 
Nhooddemoplotlocked

Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
total Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total
Number of Crimes
Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Violent Crime Index By Type
Murder
Index
Rape
Index
Robbery
Index
Assault
Index

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Osterville 0.101011101001110
Barnstable 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in

in Osterville

1 in

in Barnstable

1 in 256

in Massachusetts
Barnstable VIOLENT CRIMES
Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population:
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

(100 is safest)


Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
Burglary
Index
Theft
Index
Motor Vehicle
Theft

100 is safest

100 is safest

100 is safest

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Osterville 0.101011101001110
Barnstable 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in

in Osterville

1 in

in Barnstable

1 in 59

in Massachusetts
Barnstable Property CRIMES
Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000
United States Property CRIMES
Population:
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total
Rate per 1,000

Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Osterville 0.101011101001110
Barnstable 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 
School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood *

Locked

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

BARNSTABLE


Students Enrolled in This District


Schools in District


Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

(10 is best)

Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
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
Barnstable High
744 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA, 02601
08-12
Centerville Elementary
658 Bay Ln
Centerville, MA, 02632
PK-03
Hyannis West Elementary
549 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA, 02601
KG-03
West Barnstable Elementary
2463 Main St Route 6 A
West Barnstable, MA, 02668
KG-03
Barnstable Intermediate School
895 Falmouth Road
Hyannis, MA, 02601
06-07
West Villages Elementary School
760 Osterville West Barnstable
Marstons Mills, MA, 02648
KG-03
Barnstable United Elementary School
730 Osterville West Barnstable
Marston Mills, MA, 02648
04-05

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
White (non-hispanic)
Black
Hispanic
Asian Or Pacific Islander
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska
Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE

Educational Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures
Support Expenditures
Student
Staff
General Administration
School Administration
Operation
Transportation
Other
Total Support
Non-instructional Expenditures
Total Expenditures

comparable neighborhoods nearby Icon info alt