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 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
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 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood: a neighborhood in which more
"urban sophisticates" live than 99.5% 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 young, single professionals.
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 78.2% of
adults here have received at least a 4-year bachelor's degree, compared to
the average neighborhood in America, which has 22.6% of the adults with a
bachelor's degree. The rate here is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in
98.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Also, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave has the amazing distinction of housing more same
sex couples living together than 98.0% of neighborhoods
in the U.S. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout's
analysis shows that this is one place that you should consider.
Finally, wealth makes most things in life easier, and a few things harder.
If you are wealthy and enjoy keeping up with the Jones', this neighborhood
will interest you. In fact, according to NeighborhoodScout's research,
the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood is wealthier than 96.8%
of the neighborhoods in the United States. Residents here are truly in
a unique situation even when compared to other Americans, based on the
sheer amount of wealth concentrated here. Even in times of economic
downturn, residents of this neighborhood, as a group, suffered less
and recovered more quickly. This is indeed a stand-out characteristic
of this neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus 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 33.9%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 99.0% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 19.2% of the
Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 96.3% of America's
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.9% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 73.4%
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: Real Estate
The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 30,126 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% of the nation's neighborhoods. 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 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.
In addition, 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 61.6% of the residential real estate in the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Significantly, 9.9% 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 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Car Ownership
American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or
three. But households in the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology / Columbus Ave neighborhood buck
32.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.