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About Boston, MA (American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave real estate is primarily composed of apartments and renters, so no median house value data are available. The average rental price in American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave is currently , based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave real estate is primarily made up of . Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave 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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave, 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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave 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

This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.0% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood, and/or an issue with creating enough supply for the demand. This could have the effect of increasing real estate prices, increasing supply to meet demand, or both.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, of particular note, 7.4% of the people in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.

Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 95.6% of the adult residents in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.0% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood than in 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.

Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 13.7% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood. In the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.8% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 20.7% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood has more Lebanese and Puerto Rican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 21.4% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave (28.0%) than in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (28.0% ride the bus) than 98.8% 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.

Finally, in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 23.2% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 98.1% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!


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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood in Boston 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

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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood, 58.9% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer 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 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in farming, forestry, or commercial fishing (13.7%).

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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (21.4%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (5.8%), and residents who report Asian roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of Jamaican ancestry (4.3%), along with some Haitian ancestry residents (4.3%), among others. In addition, 14.4% 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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 48.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, French, Italian and South Asian languages.

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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (26.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans. However, there is also a significant group of residents (20.7%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (28.0%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (28.0%) and 23.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood of Boston by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 9 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91

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American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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

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