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


Real Estate Prices and Overview

American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave median real estate price is $716,124, which is more expensive than 82.0% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 91.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

Average rental prices in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood are currently unreported, 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

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

With a real estate vacancy rate of only 0.0%, the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave 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

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, the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood is unique for having just 2.0% of adults here having earned a bachelor's degree. This is a lower rate of college graduates than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.7% of America's neighborhoods.

Also, 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.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. 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. 41.2% 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 100.0% of all neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 100.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 100.0% of American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (58.8% ride the bus) than 100.0% 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.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 41.2% of the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 98.1% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. 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: 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, 1.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 15.8% have Puerto Rican ancestry.

American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.1% of the neighborhoods in America.


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, 100.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 75.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (17.6%).

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 American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Puerto Rican (15.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report Asian roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (4.2%), along with some Native American ancestry residents (3.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (58.8% 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 (41.2%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (58.8%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (41.2%) . 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

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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Neighborhood Public School Data

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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (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 about Scout's School Data

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 your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

There are no schools physically located in this neighborhood.

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:

BOSTON


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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

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