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 Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it
looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
Notable & Unique: People
The rate of college educated adults in the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 91.5% 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
99.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
In addition, of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth 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
Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
Also, if you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the
theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner,
than you're in good company with the people of the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave
neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban
sophisticates" than 96.8% of neighborhoods across the
country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own.
They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes,
cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates
live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big
city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial
patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you,
than you'll certainly feel right at home in the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave
In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this
neighborhood is also a very good choice for young, single professionals and college students.
Finally, the types of households in a neighborhood can tell a lot about the character
and lifestyle of those living here. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis
reveals that this neighborhood, above nearly every neighborhood in America,
has a greater percentage of its residents living alone: 46.1%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 95.0% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. Often residents who live alone are new arrivals
to an area who are single, and often senior citizens who have lost a spouse.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 31,722 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.3% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many
people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people
don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are
also very walkable. The Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the real estate in the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood really stands out in the way it looks for a unique reason: this neighborhood has a higher proportion of apartment complexes or high-rise apartments than nearly every neighborhood in the country. Most neighborhoods are a mixture of real estate and housing types, but here it is almost entirely dominated by big apartment buildings and complexes. In fact, 76.6% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.8% of American neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave 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 82.9% 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.
Also of note, 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 89.4% of the residential real estate in the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.9% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has more
Lebanese and Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.3% of
this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 3.5% have Welsh ancestry.
Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Portuguese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth 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 33.8%
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 your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no
further than this unique neighborhood. With 3.8% of residents in
the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and
from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than
96.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.
Finally, in the Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, 15.3% of people
ride the train to work each day. This is a very high percentage compared
to most places. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this
is a higher level of train ridership than in 95.6% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
98.3% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 71.2%
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: 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 Boston Architectural College / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
34.5% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.