Boston, MA (Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave)




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About Boston, MA (Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave median real estate price is $614,495, which is more expensive than 81.9% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts and 91.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave is currently $1,670, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 61.6% of the neighborhoods in Massachusetts.

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

Columbus Ave / Massachusetts 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 small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.

In Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave, the current vacancy rate is 4.2%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 81.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Columbus Ave / Massachusetts 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: Real Estate

The Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 49,378 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.6% 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 Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts 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 86.5% 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.

Furthermore, the real estate in the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts 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, 75.5% of the real estate here is classified as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments, which is more than is found in 96.6% of American neighborhoods.

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 78.8% of the residential real estate in the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood built no later than 1939, and some built considerably earlier, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of historic residences than 99.2% of all neighborhoods in America. In this regard, this neighborhood truly stands out as special.

Notable & Unique: People

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 41.5% 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 98.6% 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.

In addition, columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave has the amazing distinction of housing more same sex couples living together than 97.2% 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.

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 Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 96.6% 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 Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood. 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.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave choose to walk to work each day (26.3%) 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, in the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood, 28.3% 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 97.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Finally, more people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood has more Belgian and Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.5% have Lithuanian ancestry.

Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 3.9% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak African languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 30.0% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 96.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

The Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 64.3% 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.


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 Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave 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 90.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 8.7% 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 67.9% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood, 64.3% 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 20.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (12.3%), and 3.8% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood in Boston, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (14.3%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (11.3%), and residents who report Asian roots (10.8%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (10.1%), along with some English ancestry residents (4.1%), among others. In addition, 14.7% 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 Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 80.1% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, African languages and Chinese.

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 Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (28.3%) take the train to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (26.3%) and 20.2% of residents also drive alone in a private automobile for their daily commute. This neighborhood is distinguished by the high number of residents who take the train to work each day, which can be a very good way to get to work at a lower cost and with less pollution.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 3.91
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Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 16.91
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Columbus Ave / Massachusetts Ave 0.101011101001110
Boston 0.101011101001110
Massachusetts 27

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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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