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 Boston,
the American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
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
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.
21.3% 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 99.9%
of all neighborhoods in America.
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.
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
61.2% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a
higher proportion than 99.9% of American neighborhoods.
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 14.1%
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
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 Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.8% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 2.8% have Greek ancestry.
American Legion Hwy / Blue Hill Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% 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 99.5% 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 99.1% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work
than 99.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 21.3%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 97.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, 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.