Boston, MA (Atlantic Ave / Purchase St)




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About Boston, MA (Atlantic Ave / Purchase St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Atlantic Ave / Purchase St median real estate price is $867,688, which is more expensive than 93.4% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Atlantic Ave / Purchase St is currently $2,467, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 93.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Atlantic Ave / Purchase St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a coastal neighborhood (i.e., is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet).

Atlantic Ave / Purchase St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Atlantic Ave / Purchase St. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 81.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

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

Atlantic Ave / Purchase St is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. Many times, such places have amenities that bring locals and visitors to the waterfront for recreational activities or to check out the scenery. In some densely populated areas that are less financially well-off, the neighborhood waterfront can be relatively industrial and less open to recreation. In addition to being coastal, Atlantic Ave / Purchase St 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 94.9% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With 92.4% of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the U.S. that share this characteristic.

Notable & Unique: People

In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.

In addition, 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 42.9% 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 98.8% 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.

Also, with more than 2.1% of residents living with a same sex partner, Atlantic Ave / Purchase St is truly a neighborhood that stands out from the rest in this regard. In fact, exclusive analysis by NeighborhoodScout reveals that this neighborhood has a greater concentration of same sex couples than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Finally, if you're looking for an active nightlife with lots of opportunities to flirt and find romance, then you probably won't have to go too far from the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood to find it. Only 4.4% of the neighborhoods in the country have a larger proportion of young, single professionals. The nightlife may not be reminiscent of a "Sex and the City" episode, but the people who live here find friendship, romance, fun, and socializing readily available. In addition to being an excellent choice for young, single professionals, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and college students.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Atlantic Ave / Purchase St choose to walk to work each day (50.7%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 22.5% of the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 96.7% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 45.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 97.9% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 69.5% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood has more Greek and Arab ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Greek ancestry and 3.3% have Arab ancestry.

Atlantic Ave / Purchase St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.7% 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 98.7% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood in Boston 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, 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

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 Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood, 69.5% 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 18.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.0%), and 3.1% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

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 Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (22.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.7%), and residents who report Italian roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.6%), along with some German ancestry residents (8.3%), among others. In addition, 29.2% 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 Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.8% 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 Atlantic Ave / Purchase St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (50.7%) hop out the door and walk to work to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (22.5%) and 18.4% of residents also drive alone in a private automobile for their daily commute. This is a special neighborhood for the number of people who walk to work. Combining exercise, low cost, and reduced pollution, plus the chance to see your neighbors, walking to work is fairly uncommon in America but likely to increase as people try to reduce their dependence on automobiles, and this neighborhood offers that opportunity today.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Atlantic Ave / Purchase St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Atlantic Ave / Purchase St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Atlantic Ave / Purchase St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of MA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

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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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