Boston, MA (Boston U / Commonwealth Ave)




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About Boston, MA (Boston U / Commonwealth Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Boston U / Commonwealth Ave median real estate price is $389,339, which is more expensive than 52.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 80.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Boston U / Commonwealth Ave is currently $2,860, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 98.2% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

Boston U / Commonwealth Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston U / Commonwealth Ave 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 single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood are newer, built in 2000 or more recently. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

In Boston U / Commonwealth Ave, the current vacancy rate is 0.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 95.7% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Boston U / Commonwealth Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

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: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Boston U / 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 U / Commonwealth Ave community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, where 57.8% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 99.9% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

In the Boston U / 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 60.6% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Also, in the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, many people's commute means walking from the bedroom to the home office. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that 11.3% of residents worked from home. This may not seem like a large number, but Scout's research shows that this is a higher percentage of people working from home than 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America. Often people who work from home are engaged in the creative or technological economy, such as is found in areas around Boston, and in Silicon Valley. Other times, people may be engaged in other businesses like trading stocks from home, or running a small beauty salon.

Finally, in the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, 13.5% 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 95.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. In the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.7% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Boston U / 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 93.8% 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.

In addition, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 92.4% 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 98.9% of all neighborhoods in America.

Furthermore, renter-occupied real estate is dominant in the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood. The percentage of rental real estate here, according to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, is 97.6%, which is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. If you were to buy and live in the property you bought here, you would be almost alone in doing so. This neighborhood has the distinction of having one of the lowest real estate vacancy rates of any neighborhood in America. With just 0.9% of the real estate vacant, this indicates an exceptionally strong demand for real estate in the Boston U / Commonwealth 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.

Also of note, the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 43,342 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.2% of the nation's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 5.3% have Russian ancestry.

Boston U / Commonwealth Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.9% 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 98.7% 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 Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood buck this trend. 37.3% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.


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 Boston U / Commonwealth 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 89.7% 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

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 Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood, 51.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 25.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.7%).

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (23.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.2%), and residents who report Italian roots (8.8%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.7%), along with some Russian ancestry residents (5.3%), among others. In addition, 20.8% 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 Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 64.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish, South Asian languages and Hindi (which is the official language of India).

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 Boston U / Commonwealth Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (48.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (60.6%) 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 (13.5%) and 10.4% 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. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Boston U / Commonwealth Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Boston U / Commonwealth Ave 0.101011101001110
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Massachusetts 16.91
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Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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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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