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
Notable & Unique: People
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the
Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd 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
Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, 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: 52.8%. This
is a higher percent living alone than we found in 97.9% 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.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd
neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled
in college than 97.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With
21.7% of the population here attending college, this is very
much a college-focused neighborhood.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood has more
Russian and French ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.9% of
this neighborhood's residents have Russian ancestry and 8.0% have French ancestry.
Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak German at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
The Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 41,151 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 98.1% 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 Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood is among
the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.
In addition, the Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd 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 94.6% 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, one of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 90.4% 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 98.6% of all neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
If you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you.
NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 31.8% of the
Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each
day, which is more than we found in 97.6% of America's
Notable & Unique: Occupations
The Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood has a higher proportion of
its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than
96.7% of the neighborhoods in American. In fact, 66.2%
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: Migration / Stability
Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other
neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live
near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities
of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that
neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting
things about the rootedness of people in the Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd
In the Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood, a greater proportion of
the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is
found in 95.9% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood,
more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
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 Commonwealth Ave / Sutherland Rd neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership.
24.8% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at
all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in
95.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.