Boston, MA (Columbia Rd / Stanwood St)




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About Boston, MA (Columbia Rd / Stanwood St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Columbia Rd / Stanwood St median real estate price is $645,794, which is more expensive than 84.1% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 91.9% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Columbia Rd / Stanwood St is currently $1,000, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 83.5% of Massachusetts neighborhoods.

Columbia Rd / Stanwood St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Boston, Massachusetts.

Columbia Rd / Stanwood St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) small apartment buildings and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in Columbia Rd / Stanwood St are 6.4%, which is lower than one will find in 67.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Columbia Rd / Stanwood St is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood has more Dominican and Brazilian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 29.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 4.6% have Brazilian ancestry.

Columbia Rd / Stanwood St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.2% 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 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: People

Single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood about it; they already know. 29.0% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.4% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.

In addition, one of the unique characteristics of the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood revealed by analysis is that the per capita income of residents here is lower than that found in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (46.4%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St (21.7%) than in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of Eastern and Midwestern cities, or historic town centers in their hinterlands. If you wax romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist at the corner, then you might find the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood worth a close look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood's real estate stock. In fact, no less than 49.9% of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings, which is higher than 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

In addition, 92.5% of the real estate in the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.

Furthermore, if you like crowded places, then you will probably enjoy the the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive data analysis, this neighborhood is more densely populated than 95.3% of neighborhoods in the U.S., with 21,133 people per square mile living here. 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 Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood is one of the most walkable 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 Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood buck this trend. 26.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

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. What is interesting to note, is that the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood has a greater percentage of residents born in another country (42.6%) than are found in 95.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St 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 95.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood, 53.6% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 17.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.1%), and 11.9% in executive, management, and professional occupations.

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 Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (29.6%). There are also a number of people of Puerto Rican ancestry (13.6%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (11.1%), and some of the residents are also of Brazilian ancestry (4.6%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.0%), among others. In addition, 42.6% 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 Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 46.7% of households. Other important languages spoken here include English and Portuguese.

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 Columbia Rd / Stanwood St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (40.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (33.1%) and 21.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Columbia Rd / Stanwood St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Columbia Rd / Stanwood St 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Columbia Rd / Stanwood 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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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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