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
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the
Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd neighborhood stands out as being ranked among
the lowest 0.1% of neighborhoods affected by this global
In addition, the rate of college educated adults in the Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd neighborhood
is a unique characteristic of the neighborhood. 70.2% 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
96.5% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd neighborhood has more
Irish and Greek ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 34.2% of
this neighborhood's residents have Irish ancestry and 2.9% have Greek ancestry.
Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.2% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 99.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation
In the Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd neighborhood, 26.2% 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 97.1% of the
neighborhoods in America.
Also, in the Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd 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 13.5%
of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than
we found in 95.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready
to put on your walking shoes if you move here!
Notable & Unique: Real Estate
In addition, the Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass 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 95.6% 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, three-deckers, duplexes, old Victorian homes cut up into apartments. Independent stores on the corner selling pizza. These are some of the hallmarks of neighborhoods with lots of small 2, 3, and 4 unit apartment buildings. The Dorchester Ave / S Boston Bypass Rd neighborhood really stands out in this regard, however, as it is dominated by such small apartment buildings more than nearly any other neighborhood in America. This is a stunning visual and lifestyle example of this type of neighborhood. In fact, 34.2% of the real estate here are small 2, 3, or 4 unit apartment buildings, which is a higher proportion than found in 95.0% of America's neighborhoods.