Belmont, MA (Common St / Trapelo Rd)




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About Belmont, MA (Common St / Trapelo Rd)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Common St / Trapelo Rd median real estate price is $784,520, which is more expensive than 91.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 95.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Common St / Trapelo Rd is currently $2,314, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 89.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Common St / Trapelo Rd is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Common St / Trapelo Rd real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) small apartment buildings and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Common St / Trapelo Rd 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 1940 and 1969.

In Common St / Trapelo Rd, the current vacancy rate is 4.3%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 80.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Common St / Trapelo 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 Belmont, the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood has more Armenian and Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry and 2.6% have Canadian ancestry.

Common St / Trapelo Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 15.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Some neighborhoods have residents that are more educated than others. But in this neighborhood there is a dramatic difference. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that 48.0% of the adults here have earned a Masters degree, medical degree, Ph.D. or law degree. This is a higher rate of people with a graduate degree than is found in 99.4% of U.S. neighborhoods, where the average American neighborhood has 8.4% of its adults with a graduate degree. If you are highly educated, you may have much in common with many of your neighbors here.

In addition, think about the people you know personally. How many of them would purchase box seats to opening night at the symphony? How many of them regularly attend gallery openings, or are the first to reserve tickets to opening night at the ballet? If they're like most of us, they don't do any of these things. But if you're among an exclusive crowd of wealthy and refined patrons of the arts, then you'll feel right at home in the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more "urban sophisticates" live than 99.2% of neighborhoods across the U.S. Here, your neighbors are defined as having urbane tastes in literature, music, live theatre and the arts. They are wealthy, educated, travel in style, and live a big city lifestyle whether or not they live in or near a big city. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives and active retirees.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 71.1% of the workforce in the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 98.3% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 50.3% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, if you find historic homes and neighborhoods attractive, you love the details, the history, and the charm, then you are sure to be interested in this neighborhood. With 79.5% of the residential real estate in the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.3% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 95.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood in Belmont 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 88.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 14.3% 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 54.5% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood, 71.1% 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 13.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.7%), and 7.4% 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 Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood in Belmont, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (22.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (10.6%), and residents who report Armenian roots (6.9%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.5%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.9%), among others. In addition, 28.7% 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 Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese 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 Common St / Trapelo Rd neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (64.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (15.9%) and 9.6% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors 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 Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Belmont 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Belmont 0.101011101001110
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Belmont 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 8 Condition Alerts found.

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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
Belmont High
221 Concord Avenue
Belmont, MA, 02478
09-12
Daniel Butler
90 White Street
Belmont, MA, 02478
KG-04
Mary Lee Burbank
266 School Street
Belmont, MA, 02478
KG-04
Roger E Wellington
121 Orchard Street
Belmont, MA, 02478
PK-04
Winn Brook
97 Waterhouse Rd
Belmont, MA, 02478
KG-04
Winthrop L Chenery Middle
95 Washington Street
Belmont, MA, 02478
05-08

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